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!

January 20 - 26
Sunday - Saturday
Kangeiko Winter Intensive!

An annual tradition, this is a one-week special practice for the whole dojo, and we welcome visitors from other dojos as well. Train as much as possible for 7 days! In addition to our regular daily schedule of classes, we offer special early morning classes 6:30-7:30 am each day (for Adults & Teens). There is a Kids’ Kangeiko as well, with classes available for kids every day. Kangeiko finishes with 3 classes on Saturday: 6:30 am, 9:00 am, and the All Ages Class at 10:30-12:00 pm. Closing ceremony, raffle, and potluck celebration on the last day (Saturday, 12:00). For more information click below, or on the KANGEIKO button on the home page.

Raffle tickets are on sale now! Click to buy online, or in person at the dojo during Kangeiko.

More information here
Flier available here
Visitors: pay Kangeiko fees here

February 3 Free Qi Gong / Aikido / Yoga Workshop at ASC

1:00 - 4:15pm
Please invite your friends and join us for this special workshop and "Grow the Dojo" event, where we will be exploring the similarities between these arts. Pre-registration Required! To register, please email

1:00 - 1:50 Qi Gong with Nick Loffree
2:00 - 2:50 Aikido with Linda Holiday
3:00 - 3:50 Yoga with Puja Chance
3:50 - 4:15 Q&A, Small Group Discussions, Closing Circle

Flier available here

February 8 & 9 Two-day Special Seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 7th dan (Seattle)

Friday class 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday classes 10:30am - 12:30pm & 2:30 - 4:30pm.
Flier available here

February 21 Kyu Exams

7:00 - 8:30*pm: First a short class, then exams

*Note the usual class ending time of 8:30pm may be extended, depending on the number of exams.

Febrary 23 - 24 California Aikido Association Bi-Annual Friendship Training Weekend

ASC is a member dojo of the CAA, Division Two (headed by Michael Friedl Sensei, 7th dan). All ASC students are invited to participate in the training on Saturday at Aikido West, and/or Sunday at Aikido of San Jose.
(details and Flyer coming soon)

March 9 Annual Women's Aikido Seminar

This all-day seminar draws together women Aikidoists from many dojos to enjoy and strengthen their practice together.
Co-taught by Linda Holiday (6th dan, ASC) and Penny Sablove (5th dan, Heart of San Francisco Aikido)
Guest instructor TBD.
Pre-registration required. (registration and flier coming soon)

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