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!

Ongoing in 2020 Friday night Aikido Weapons & Taijutsu Classes

Friday evenings 6:00-7:30.
Each class will include practice in Aikido weapons (wooden sword or staff) as well as related Taijutsu (Aikido empty-hand techniques). Taught by Linda Holiday and Alan Holiday. All levels welcome.

2020 Flier available here

January 31 - February 2 Weekend Seminar at Aikido of Eugene, Oregon

Taught by Linda Holiday, Aikido of Santa Cruz Chief Instructor.

Flier available here

February 8 A Special Dojo Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the promotion of our chief instructor Linday Holiday to 7th dan, Shihan!
And to further celebrate 50 amazing years of Aikido in Santa Cruz.

Everyone is welcome! Past students warmly encouraged to attend.
10:30am: Aikido Training
12:30pm: Celebration, Potluck Lunch
Free for everyone!

Flier with more information here

February 22 & 23 California Aikido Association Bi-Annual Friendship Seminar and Meeting

ASC is a member of CAA Division 2 (headed by Michael Friedl Sensei, 7th dan). All ASC students are invited to attend these bi-annual Friendship Trainings.
Saturday: Division 2 Friendship Training at Aikido West, Redwood City
10:00am - 12:00noon and 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Full Day $40; Half Day $25. Flier here.
Sunday: CAA All-Divisions Friendship Training and Meeting, Aikido of San Jose
10:00 am - noon class, then CAA meeting with some food provided. $20 training fee. Flier here.
Details available here:
For more information please email to:

March 7 Annual Women's Seminar

All Day, All Levels, All Dojos - co-taught by Linda Holiday, ASC chief instructor, with Penny Sablove, chief instructor Heart of San Francisco Aikido, and guest instructor. Attended by ASC women as well as women from dozens of dojos.
Lunch included.
Pre-registration required by February 29. Register here
Details and poster available here

March 8 Special class with Lynne Morrison Sensei

Lynne Morrison Sensei is a 5th dan Shidoin and a Senior Instructor at the Florida Aikikai. Her teaching emphasizes the power of centered, mindful Aiki movement and the uke/nage connnection. Join us!
Training fee: $25
Flier available here

April 17 - 19 Weekend Seminar at Aikido of Missoula, Montana

Co-taught by ASC chief instructor Linda Holiday and Aikido of Missoula chief instructor Raso Hultgren, 7th dan
Flier available here

July 8 - 12 2020 Santa Cruz Aikido Summer Retreat

Save the dates for the annual 5-day summer intensive in Santa Cruz, with participants from many dojos, organizations, US states, and other countries: “building the World Family through Aikido”! Co-taught by Mary Heiny Sensei 7th dan and Linda Holiday Sensei, ASC chief instructor, with guest instructors TBA. More information available online soon, or at Join us!

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