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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Here is a list of numerous special events at Aikido of Santa Cruz in the next months.
We hope you will mark your calendars and participate when possible!
Please remember, there may be unavoidable changes in schedule, and double check before an event.

JOIN NOW! Beginning Classes at Aikido of Santa Cruz

New Open Enrollment!
Join any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday
Tuesday and Thursday evenings- 5:45-7:00pm
Saturday mornings- 9:00-10:15am

$75 for 4 weeks (12 days) of Beginners Classes

Or: $150 for the Deluxe Intro Package: in addition to 4 weeks of Beginners Classes, you will recieve a free training uniform, a copy of the acclaimed book Journey to the Heart of Aikido, by ASC chief instructor Linda Holiday, plus 4 weeks additional unlimited training after the Beginners Classes, with students of all levels!

February 17 - May 26
Friday evenings
5:30 - 7:30pm
Aikido Weapons and Taijutsu Classes
co-taught by Alan Holiday and Linda Holiday Sensei

5:30 - 6:20pm: Sword and staff (solo & paired practices)
6:30 - 7:30pm: Taijutsu (regular unarmed Aikido practice)

All levels welcome


Beginning March 20
12:00 noon - 1:15pm
New Regular Class for Adults at All Levels

Come train with us at this new addition to our regular Monday schedule.


April 15
10:30am - 12:30pm
Sandan (Third Degree Black Belt) Demonstration and training

Please join us on this special occasion!

10:30 - 11:30am: All-levels taining taught by Linda Holiday Sensei
11:35am: Sandan demonstration
Noon - 12:30pm: Class taught by Guest Instructor Bob Leichner, 5th dan
12:30pm: Gathering and snacks
5:00pm: Celebration at a local residence (fliers with directions on the shoe rack in the mat room )


April 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Robert Frager Shihan, 7th dan, Seminar and O-Sensei Celebration

Robert Frager Shihan is one of the few Americans to have studied directly with O-Sensei in Japan. Please bring a small offering of food or flowers for the ceremony following the class.

$30 training fee

Poster available here


July 12 - 16 Santa Cruz Aikido Summer Retreat

Register Now! for the annual 5-day intensive Summer Retreat in Santa Cruz, July 12-16, which brings together Aikidoists from many dojos and organizations.

The Retreat will once again be co-taught by Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan, Linda Holiday Sensei, 6th dan, and special guest instructor Motomichi Anno Shihan, 8th dan (direct student of O-Sensei, from Kumano, Japan) as well as other guest instructors. (Note: Anno Sensei plans to come, but he will be 86 this year, and wants people to know it is "health permitting".)

Early bird discount when you register by May 15.

The Summer Retreat theme this year is "The Spirit of Love and Protection for All". Please join us! Register here.


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