News From the Mat: September 2019

Someone folding a hakama on the dojo mat and a pair of slippers left next to the mat.

“You can never know what you are fully made of until you start to do the things that fear you the most.”  ― Edmond Mbiaka

September Schedule

Aug 31-Sept 2
Dojo closed for Holiday Weekend

Sept. 5
Kids Classes start

Sept 7
10 am First Saturday Theme Class
11 am Dojo Cleaning Party

Sept 14
10am Open House
Friends and family of all ages are invted to a free aikido class and demonstration. We will combine adults and kids aikido and offer easy introductory exercises for everyone to participate in as well as more advanced demos of aikido and weapons training. Come share what you love about aikido and have fun helping others try something new!

11:30 am to 1 pm Instructor’s Lab: Designing a Great Aikido Class
An exploration of the pedagogy of teaching aikido. What makes a good teacher? What makes for a great class? From warm-ups to your last technique, we will explore how to design a class with impact. For yudansha or by invitation.

Sept. 26
5:30pm Kids test
7pm Adults test
8pm Kyu Tests followed by Social Waza

Oct. 4-6
Yoshimitsu Yamada at Aikido of Santa Barbara