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.
I 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!

Jan 22 - Jan 28
(Sun - Sat)
Kangeiko - Annual Winter Training Intensive

The spirit of Winter Training is to challenge yourself, and to meet that challenge successfully. We create and enjoy a community spirit of perseverance and mutual support.

In addition to our regular class schedule:
Adults and teens: extra classes 6:30-7:30 am every day of Kangeiko
6-12-Year-Olds: Sunday the 22nd and Saturday the 28th classes are for All-Ages, 10:30-noon
6-18-Year-Olds: Friday 4:30-5:30

Completion Ceremony, Raffle Fundraiser, and Potluck - Saturday January 28 at noon (following regular 10:30am - noon training)


February 5
Sunday, 3:00-5:00pm
Women’s Aikido Class
taught by Linda Holiday Sensei

Free to ASC students ($15 for visitors)
Women’s Potluck after class at Cid Pearlman’s house


February 10 & 11
Friday & Saturday
Seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei

Friday: 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:30-4:30pm

Two-day seminar: $75
Friday only: $30
Saturday only: $50 (or $30 for one class)

Poster available here


February 17 - April 28
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


February 25
10:00am - noon
2:30 - 4:30pm
California Aikido Association Division Two - Semi-Annual Training

Join us in celebrating friendship...
Frank Doran Shihan of Aikido West and
Chuck Hauck Sensei, 6th Dan of Aikido of Eugene

Location: Aikido West Dojo
3164 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94061

Fee: Full Day: $40
Half Day: $25
Specatators: $8

ASC students encouraged to attend


February 26
10:00am - noon
"Friendship Training" and CAA meeting for all divisions

Location: Aikido of San Jose
190 Martha St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Training followed by lunch and CAA meeting
ASC students encouraged to attend
$15 training fee


March 18
10:30am - 1:30pm
Aiki Friendship Training with Matt Fluty Sensei
and students from his dojo The Aikido Center (Sacramento)

Matt Fluty Sensei is a very clear, sincere, and inspired teacher, and a longtime devoted student of the Aikido Senseis from Kumano.

Two classes:
10:30am - 12:00pm taught by Linda Sensei
12:30 - 1:30pm taught by Matt Sensei

Free to ASC students ($15 for visitors).


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.


March 25
10:00am - 4:30pm
Frank Doran Shihan, 8th dan, at Aikido of Monterey

Aikido of Monterey website


March 26
10:00am - 1:00pm
ASC Senseis Glen Kimoto and Linda Holiday at Aikido of Berkeley
co-teaching a seminar

Aikido of Berkeley website
Poster available here


April 8
Annual Women's Seminar at Aikido of Santa Cruz

Fee: $50 (includes lunch)
Pre-registration required by March 31, 2017
Register here

Poster available here


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

A 5-day intensive seminar co-taught by Motomichi Anno Sensei 8th dan, Mary Heiny Sensei, Linda Holiday Sensei, and guest instructors.

Mark you calendar now! More information to follow soon.


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