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!

October - December 2019 Friday Weapons Classes

These classes will focus on the Jo (wooden staff), Jo-dori (disarming techniques), and related Taijutsu (without weapons). Taught by Linda Holiday and guest instructors. All levels welcome.

Fridays, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Flier available here

October 13 Open Streets Santa Cruz

Come and visit the Aikido of Santa Cruz booth at the Open Streets festival! Celebrate our community, and find out about our classes for kids, teens, and adults!
Open Streets is fun for the whole family and will feature dozens of awesome local organizations hosting activities and games, live music, and more!
Our booth will be located at the corners of Woodrow and West Cliff Drives. Our mats will be setup for a demonstration at 1:00pm.

Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
All along West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
ASC Aikido demonstration: 1:00pm

More information on the Open Streets Facebook page or the Open Streets website.
Schedule of events here.

October 19 & 20 Jan Nevelius and Linda Holiday at Aikido of Santa Cruz

10:30am - 12:30pm: Jan Sensei and Linda Sensei
2:30 - 3:30pm: Jan Sensei
3:45 - 4:45pm: Linda Sensei

9:30 - 10:30am: Jan Sensei
10:45 - 11:45am: Linda Sensei
12:00 - 1:00pm: Jan Sensei

Two Day Seminar $80
All Day Saturday $50
All day Sunday $45
Half-day Saturday $30

Flier available here

November 2 Special Training and 4th degree black belt demonstration

10:30am - 1:00pm, followed by light potluck at the dojo. Please join us!

November 23 Instructors Seminar at Aikido of Santa Cruz

2:00 - 4:30pm, taught by Linda Holiday, Aikido of Santa Cruz chief instructor. All ASC instructors encouraged to attend; instructors from other dojos are also welcome.
free to ASC yudansha. (Visitors: $20)

November 28 Thanksgiving Morning Class

10:00-11:30. (No evening classes.)

December 8 Women's Class and Pot Luck

Class taught by Linda Holiday Sensei.
2:00 - 4:00pm
Free to ASC students ($15 training fee for visitors).
After-class potluck location TBA.

December 14 All Ages Aikido Class, 3rd degree black belt exam, and Dojo Holiday Potluck

Join us on O-Sensei’s Birthday! This event is for the whole ASC dojo community – all ages and all levels encouraged.
10:30am - 12:00noon: Class and Exam
12:30pm Potluck – bring something good to eat!

December 23 - January 4 ASC Youth/Teen Classes Winter Break
December 24 Morning Class, 10:00 - 11:30am

No evening class this day.

December 25 No classes today
December 31 New Year’s Eve Misogi (Dojo Cleaning) and Last class of 2019

Join us in making the dojo sparkle for the new year followed by training, then hot spiced cider and snack potluck!
6:00pm: Misogi
7:00 - 8:30pm: Final class of 2019

January 1, 2020 New Year’s Misogi at Natural Bridges Beach

10:00am at the beach followed by a dojo potluck (location TBA)

January 6 & 7 ASC Youth & Teen Classes resume

Welcome back from the winter break.

January 12 Special Training and Dan Exams

Details coming soon.

January 19 - 25
Sunday - Saturday
Kangeiko Winter Intensive!

An annual tradition, this is a one-week special practice for the whole dojo, and we welcome visitors from other dojos and other countries as well. Train as much as possible for 7 days! We will have multiple classses each day starting at 6:30am

Visitor training fee $95/week ($15/day). To inquire about options, including staying at ASC dojo, email us here:

Flier available here

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

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

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

ASC is a member of CAA Division 2. All ASC students are invited to attend Division 2’s seminar at Aikido West. 10:00am - 12:00noon and 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Details will soon be available at Aikido West' Events Page.

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.
Details coming soon. Pre-registration required at least a week before the event. Save the date!

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

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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