Aikido of Santa Cruz

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself

Aikido of Santa Cruz
306 Mission Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 423-8326
fax: (831) 423-6156
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Essays

A sincere offering of thoughts, feelings, insights, and questions regarding Aikido practice, presented in the form of essays by Aikido of Santa Cruz students, on the occasion of their promotions to dan ranks. Please read, enjoy, and carry the inspiration into your practice of Aikido!


  • Download The Path essayThe Path

    by Nicola Astley, Nidan

    “As the years went by I came to realize that Aikido was informing every aspect of my life, as my teachers and Sempai guided me along my path. Akido was changing the way I walked, being more conscious of my center. It became my primary stress relief.” — Nicola Astley

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