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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Summer Retreat Attendance Options and Costs

“Please forge your spirit through daily training. Together with
all of you I want to advance the cause of peace
everywhere in the world.”  --O-Sensei

The Summer Retreat is a five-day Intensive. Immersing yourself in daily Aikido training and the experience of being in community enables the transformative "magic" of the Retreat experience to build from start to finish. As such, there are just two options for participation: all five days (=Wednesday night through Sunday noon), or, for those who need it, a three-day option (= Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Please note that there are no single-day, single-class, or shared-slot options for attendance, and that the three-day option is for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only. We invite you to commit to the full Retreat, and reap the benefits of this immersion! The training fee is $295 for the full Retreat if you register before May 15, and $320 after that date.

Please register in advance if at all possible. (Registration will also be available at the door, for the 3-day and 5-day options.)

Training begins at 7:00 am (7:00 pm on Wednesday) and continues throughout each day, with classes for the whole Retreat community as well as special sessions for students ikkyu and below, and for those with black belts. And everyone is invited to the invigorating Misogi Purification Practice on the beach on Sunday morning!

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Register by May 15
After May 15

Full Retreat
(Wed. eve. thru Sunday 1 pm)

Three day option
(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)


"True budo is for the sake of peace and harmony;
train daily to manifest this spirit throughout the world."
-- O-Sensei

Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund is entirely supported by retreat-goers. Please consider making a $25 donation or more, to extend this special training opportunity to Aikidoists in financial need. Aikido of Santa Cruz is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. Click here to make a scholarship donation. Thank you!

Scholarships are available for Aikidoists attending the full Retreat. Click here to download the scholarship application form.

Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than June 1st.



Click here to download the registration form to mail or fax your registration and mail a check (payable to Aikido of Santa Cruz) to:

Santa Cruz Aikido Summer Retreat
c/o Aikido of Santa Cruz
306 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
fax: (831) 423-6156


Online Registration

Click here to register online. Note that your registration will not be complete until we receive both your registration and your payment.

The online registration link allows you to register and pay online. If you have already registered and have not yet made a payment for the retreat, you can make a payment via Square in our online store, or via PayPal. When paying via Paypal, you will need to enter the amount you are paying and then log on to your paypal account.

Please note that payments made after July 8 may not be received in time; if you owe money please bring a check or cash to the retreat.


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Aikido of Santa Cruz