The building that we have been in for 25 years is up for sale. Come to the classes or e-mail me to be informed and have input into details as they unfold. Sensei
Jackson, for promotion to Nidan!
Please keep the "Speedy Turks" and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Every Saturday, following Aikido class, there will be kyu and dan preparation training led by members of the testing committee. Don't be kyu-less!
July 4 - Dojo Holiday, no classes.
July 9 - Congratulations, Aikido of Monterey, on the wonderful demonstration at the 2017 Obon Festival! Your hard work and leadership resulted in 26 participants of all ranks, experience levels and ages, informing and inspiring the audience at the Obon as we demonstrated what we love about the "Art of Peace." Thank you to Ann-Marie and Andrew for your help. Thank you to the parents who brought their children. We are grateful to Denise Hasagawa and the Obon committee for, once again, asking for our participation.
July 12-16 - Aikido of Santa Cruz Summer Retreat - Mark your calendar now! More information to follow soon.
July 22 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
August 26 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
Noon Aikido Classes - Mondays & Wednesdays (Ki-Flow Jo/Aikibojitsu).
Aikibojitsu - Wooden Staff Art practice based on principles and techniques as presented in, Aikido, Aikibojitsu and the Structure of Natural Law,
by Aikibojitsu founder, Tom Read Sensei. Monday
12n-1pm and Saturday 9am-10am. Michael Smith Sensei is a 5th Dan in Aikido, 5th Dan in
Aikibojitsu and a licensed Aikibojitsu teacher. Beginners are
welcome; no previous experience required! Monthly dues, $50 for once a
week and $75 for two times a week. AOM students can train at no extra charge.
Meditation - Classes are held every Saturday from 7 to 8:50am. You can attend all or part. No experience necessary, free, and open to the public. They are led by Scott Stillenger, a meditation teacher. Once a month, a Saturday session will be held from 11:45 to 1pm. See the events page for scheduled dates.
Sogi schedule - Sogi
is a part of your training. Be sure to do some each time you come to
class. Mark the list when you do.
Mat Sogi - Mat sogi will be done each Saturday after class except when Special Focus Meditation or a special event occurs.
Heard in the Circle
Live Earth Farm - Fresh organic produce drop-off on Thursdays. Several sizes available. Pick up information at the dojo or go to: www.liveearthfarm.net
Aiki-nomics - If you cannot pay dues, even for one month, because of economic circumstances, arrange with Sensei at the beginning of the month for Aiki-nomics. There is no limit to how long you can be on it and you set the level of the dues that you can afford to pay. You just agree to train a minimum of 2 times a week. See Sensei for details