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
Please keep the "Speedy Turks" and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Congratulations Ozkan for promotion to the rank of Shodan! Ozkan received his Shodan this year in Germany.
Congratulations Robert, 5th Kyu!
November 4 - Doran Shihan at AOM - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. See flyer.
November 5 - Doran Shihan at Aikido of Santa Cruz - Sunday, time TBA.
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes. Classes resume Saturday, November 25.
December 13 - Bonnenkai, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
December 16 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
December 20 - Final class of the year. 108 Bows, Winter Solstice 6-7:15pm.
December 22-31 - Winter Break, Dojo Holiday, no classes.
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