SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Monday

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels (adults)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – all skill levels (adults)

Tuesday

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – women’s aikido (adults)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – kids

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – advanced training (adults)

Wednesday

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels (adults)

Thursday   

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – kids

7:30 pm -9:00 pm – all skill levels (adults)

Friday   

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels (adults)

Saturday   

9:00 am – 10:30 am – all skill levels (adults)

11 am to 12pm – kids

Sunday

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – open mat  time – all skill levels


HOW TO JOIN

Please call or email us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, and schedule a time to meet with our instructors. We welcome all guests to visit and observe training sessions.

To inquire about our programs, please call or email us. We try to respond within 24 hours:

aikidodelmar@gmail.com

303 908 5970

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Aikido Del Mar is committed to the teaching of Budo or martial way. Its holistic approach to traditional Yoshinkan aikido training stresses strong posture, constant repetition of basic movements and techniques specifically designed to develop perfect balance, body center line, focus of power and breath power, while timing and speed are added to achieve extremely powerful techniques with zero strength.

In the adult class, we spend majority of the time studying the foundational details such as the basic movements, basic techniques, ukemi, and various body awareness exercises to progress our understanding of aikido. Students are asked to let go of aggression within their own bodies and shedding egoic energy in order to learn the true spirit of aiki. Adult students are also introduced to the use of bokken (wooden training sword), jo (staff) and tanto (knife) in their training for further body awareness and ki awareness developments. The adult class follows the yearly International Yoshinkan Aikido test syllabus.

In the brown belt and black belt advance training classes, we emphasize development of a strong spirit in order to allow the vital energy of ki to flow at will in the body. At the same time students deepen their understanding of the mind/body/spirit integration of aikido as the founder intended. Aikido must be practiced with an open mind in a spirit of compassion and respect for each other. It is only when the body, mind and heart become one and in harmony that the technique is truly expressed. This class allows higher-level training and a chance to explore the depth of this Art of Peace. Students come to a deeper understanding of how techniques work. This often requires students to give up old habits including the habit of using strength to “make” a technique work. In this class, we explore joy and freedom experienced when techniques are done in the true spirit of aiki that requires no egoic energy and forceful actions. This type of training is also a doorway for individuals seeking Enlightenment.

Have you always wanted to try Aikido but felt intimidated?

If you are a woman interested in a slower paced Aikido Beginner Class, this class is for you.

You will learn the basic movements in Yoshinkan Aikido as well as techniques with a partner. We will make time to connect in circle in each class to share with each other what we are experiencing and discovering so we feel supported and encouraged in a compassionate and safe space.  You’ll learn various body awarenesses to experience the true power of Aikido. You will gain confidence,  groundedness, and stability in your body while experiencing alignment of mind/body/spirit. The practice of Aikido supports focus and a new way to meet violence and conflict. It is not about using physical or muscular strength, instead you learn powerful techniques that use your power. You will learn about directing energy and the power it has as you learn how to work with it. You will build your awareness with consistent practice and mental focus.

The women’s class is lead by Lucia Sensei You can see more of Lucia’s bio on the Instructor’s page.

We meet weekly on Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Cost: $80/month.

For more information you can contact Lucia at: relationshipnavigator@gmail.com

30-minute or 60-minute private or semi-private classes are offered. Please speak to the instructor of your choice and schedule a mutually agreeable time.

The Aikido Del Mar Youth Program is built upon guidelines and standards emphasizing student well-being and positive personal development.  Primary caregivers of enrolled students can expect their children to:
  1. Be in a safe and professional environment
  2. Be cared for by experienced, trained, and knowledgeable staff
  3. Develop mental attributes of improved resilience, focus, and confidence
  4. Develop physical attributes of bodily fitness, balance, and coordination
  5. Learn skills to help self-regulate and navigate the challenges of modern life
  6. Experience positive and cooperative relationship building in a team environment

Benefits: The full measure of benefits and outcomes students may experience are not limited to these, and it is important to note progress happens through dedicated and repetitive practice.  Students are encouraged to attend at least two dojo practices a week and to continue self-study and practice at home as directed by their instructors and as supported by at-home caregivers.

Curriculum: The Aikido Del Mar Children’s program includes an achievement/rank/belt system based upon the Yoshinkan Aikido international standards of instruction which is shared and recognized by dojos all over the world!  The curriculum will be taught and communicated through a variety of exercises and methods designed by knowledgeable and experienced Yoshinkan Aikido International Instructors who will work to meet your child based on their own needs.  Our promise to you and your children is that every students’ well-being is both the beginning and the final consideration of our programming and from this common base we will work with you towards your child’s best possible outcomes.
Free trail:  Please let us know if you are interested in observing our classes or participating in a trial lesson before registering as a full-time student.

Aikido Del Mar Class Fee Schedule

Class

Description

Rate

New Student Registration and Uniform

One time fee - Includes a uniform and an Akido Del Mar booklet for beginners

$40

Kids Membership

Full access to all eligible kids  classes

$135 per month 


Youth Membership

Full access to all eligible kids  classes

$135 per month

Adult Membership

Full Access to all eligible Adult classes.

$135 per month

Women's Class Membershihp

Full access to the Women's class

Meets weekly on Tuesdays

1:30-3:00pm

$80 per month

Private Class

For test-prep and continued education.  We offer private or semi-private classes in 30 minute increments.

$35

Visitor Mat Fee

For visiting Aikido students or other dojo visitors.

$15

Aikido Test Fee

Test fee up to 4th Kyu.  (Higher level testing fees vary dependin on Yoshinkan Hombu requirements.)

$25