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!

August 12
10:30am - 2:00pm
Aikido demonstration as partial fulfillment of the requirements for yondan

10:30am - class (taught by Linda Holiday)
11:35am - Yondan Demonstration
12:00pm - more training (Instructor TBD)
12:30pm - circle and presentations
12:45 - potluck at dojo (please bring something delicious to share!)

This is a free event for ASC students ($15 mat fee for visitors).
Please join us!

August 19
10:30am - 2:00pm
Birthday Celebration for Linda Holiday Sensei

10:30am - Noon: class
Noon - 2:00pm: potluck and birthday cake!

Please send in your contribution for Linda Sensei's birthday gift before August 15! Please write a few lines, "what I love about aikido," or "what I love about Aikido of Santa Cruz."
Email to, or drop them in the dojo office inbox.
This is a free event for ASC students ($15 mat fee for visitors).

August 26 & 27 Semiannual Division 2 Training and All-Divisions Training and Meeting

Location: Aikido West, 3164 Bay Rd., Redwood City.

Saturday: Michael Freidl's Division 2 Seminar
Co-taught by Frank Doran Shihan 8th dan, Aikido West,
and Calvin Koshiyama Sensei 6th dan, dojo-cho of Aikido North, Anchorage, Alaska
10:00am - Noon & 2:30 - 4:30pm
Full day $40, Half day $25, Spectators $8

Sunday: CAA Training and Meeting
10:00am - Noon: Training. $10 fee
12:15 - 12:45pm: Meeting

September 29 - October 1 10th Annual Tahoe Aikido Seminar

with Linda Holiday Sensei
and Richard Strozzi Heckler Sensei
For more information see the Truckee Aikido website

October 21 & 22 Jan Nevelius and Linda Holiday at Aikido of Santa Cruz

10:30am - 12:30pm: Jan Sensei and Linda Sensei
2:30 - 3:30pm: Jan Sensei
3:45 - 4:45pm: Linda Sensei

10:30 - Noon: Jan Sensei
Noon - 12:30pm: snacks provided by the dojo
12:30 - 2:30pm: Jan Sensei and Linda Sensei

Two Day Seminar $75
All Day Saturday $50
All day Sunday $45
Single class $30

November 4 & 5 Frank Doran Shihan in Monterey Bay

Saturday: Aikido of Monterey
Sunday: Aikido of Santa Cruz

$5 discount for local early-bird registration
Discount for attending both days
More details to follow soon

December 16 Aikido of Santa Cruz All-Ages training and Winter Potluck

More details coming soon.

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