SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

 

Monday:                    AIKIDO ADULT CLASS

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – all skill levels

Tuesday:                    AIKIDO ADVANCED TRAINING

7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Wednesday:              AIKIDO ADULT CLASS

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels

Thursday:                  AIKIDO ADULT CLASS

7:30 pm -9:00 pm – all skill levels

Friday:                        AIKIDO ADULT CLASS

6:00 am – 7:00 am – all skill levels

                                    AIKIDO WOMEN’S CLASS

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – women’s aikido 

Saturday:                   AIKIDO ADULT CLASS

9:00 am – 10:30 am – all skill levels

 


HOW TO JOIN

Email aikidodelmar@gmail.com to ask for an enrollment interview, where you will meet with Kevin Sensei, or another instructor. Our preferred time for meeting with you is Monday at 6:30 PM or Saturday at 8:30 AM. If both times are inconvenient let us know and we will find a mutually agreeable time. This meeting will allow us to answer all your questions, register, pay and fit you with a uniform if needed.

When you join you will purchase a $40 Registration package that includes a lightweight training uniform, which we have in stock for you.

Email us if you have questions: aikidodelmar@gmail.com

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.

You can see more of Lucia’s bio on the Instructor’s page.

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.

Aikido Del Mar Class Fee Schedule

Class

Descritption / Frequency

Rate

New Student Package

ONE Time Fee - Includes a lightweight uniform and an Akido Del Mar booklet for beginners

$40

Aiki-Kids Monthly Membership

Currently Unavailable

N/A

Aiki-Youth Monthly Membership

Currently Unavailable

N/A

Adult Membership

Full Access to all eligible Adult classes.

$135

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