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Catch the Wave
May 2018

1251 10th Street is no longer a Dojo. 
     For the past 26 years it has been a "place of the Way" for the Aikido of Monterey community. Saturday, 4/14, we held our final class at 1251, which included a 1st degree black belt test followed by the removal of the mats and the remaining elements of the training space, and closed the door for the final time. 
     In the first 19 years of Aikido of Monterey we trained in seven places. 1251 10th Street was the eight and the longest. More deep training in the mysteries of the Art of Peace. More children touched, grown, and bringing their own children to train. My own grandchildren calling me "Grandma Sensei." More black belts, more people on the mat for long and short introductions to the wondrous path. Whether for months or decades, the ripples go out; the world is touched; we are touched. I am deeply grateful to have been the leader of this community during our stay at 1251.
     I wish to acknowledge the hard work by our community, while continuing to train, in helping to make such a large move in such a short period of time. 
     We are grateful to the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple for inviting us to train within their beautiful halls while we find our next place of love, light, and growth. Goodbye 1251 10th Street.
-Danielle Smith Sensei

Setting a new course
Journeying together with love
Leave art in our wake
-Michael Smith Sensei

The address of the Buddhist Temple is: 1255 Noche Buena, Seaside CA 93955.
The temporary, three-day-per-week schedule will be:
Monday - Aikibojitsu 12 noon (1st and last Mondays at 2:00), Aiki-Kids 5:00, Adult General 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Tuesday - Aiki-Mites 4:00, Aiki-Kids 5:00, Adult General 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Saturday - Aikibojitsu 7:45-8:30 am, Adult General 8:30 am.
(Check this newsletter and "What's New" regularly for possible schedule changes. The schedule calendar may not be correct.)
NOTE: Adult monthly dues now $70.

Dojo Family

Please keep the "Speedy Turks" and their families in your thoughts and prayers.


Christina, Jennifer and Eevie on their promotions to 5th Kyu, Gerald 4th Kyu, &
Daniel More, Shodan, first degree black belt!

May  Events

May 4-6 
 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. Seminar will take place at the Seaside Buddhist Temple location, 1155 Noche Buena, Seaside CA 93955, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

May Schedule changes:
Tuesday, May 22 - no Aiki Mites class
Saturday, May 19 & 26 - no Aikido or Aikibojitsu classes
Monday, May 21 - no Aikibojitsu class
Monday, May 28 - no Aikibojitsu or Aikido classes
Tuesday, May 29 - regular classes resume

May 19-21  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 centre-kumano@bluewin.ch.

May 26-28   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. 

The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
101 The techniques of the Way of Peace change constantly; every encounter is unique, and the appropriate response should emerge naturally. Todays techniques will be different tommorrow. Do not get caught up with the form and appearance of a challenge. The Art of Peace has no form - it is the study of the spirit.
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