||Doran Sensei seminar at AOM. 10am to 4:30pm. $70. See flyer.
||Final class at 10th Street. Daniel's Shodan demonstration. Come help clear the dojo following class.
|May 4th - May 6th
||Aiki Horizons. Eight Sensei - Pat Hendricks, 7th Dan; Michael Friedl, 7th Dan Shihan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Louis Jumonville, 6th Dan; Jimmy Friedman, 6th Dan; Dennis Evans, 6th Dan; Michael Smith, 6th Dan; and Yvonne Thelwell, 5th Dan. Go to onepointcenter.com to register and for all information. See flyer.
|May 19th - May 21st
||International Aikido Seminar, BASPO Magglingen Sport Hall, Switzerland. Four Sensei - Juerg Steiner, 6th Dan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Jean-Pierre Kunzi, 5th Dan; Rein Ausmees, 5th Dan. For information and registration: www.centre-kumano.ch and firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer.
|May 26th - May 28th
||Mt Baldy Retreat - Frank McGourik, 7th Dan Shihan; Cyndy Hayashi, 7th Dan Shihan; Danielle Smith, 7th Dan; Michael Smith, 6th Dan; Teja Bell, 6th Dan. Four friends and long-time co-teachers, lead by McGourik Shihan. Aikido, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation and communing with nature. Go to www.aikidoai.com or visit Mt Baldy Retreat on Facebook.
||Obon Festival at Seaside Buddhist Temple. 1:00pm demonstration by Aikido of Monterey.
|Jul 11th - Jul 14th
||Aikido of Santa Cruz, Summer Retreat. Mary Heiny, Sensei; Linda Holiday, Sensei; and guest instructors, including Danielle Smith, Sensei. For more information go to www.aikidosantacruz.org.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited.