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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Classes

Aikido for Kids and Teens
Aikido of Santa Cruz also offers very popular and well-respected programs for young people, divided into two age groups: ages 8-12, and 13-18 (Teens). These programs are led by senior black belt instructors who teach the philosophy and practice of Aikido in an age-appropriate and enjoyable way. Classes include Aikido principles of harmony, energizing and creative Aiki movement, stretching, rolling, and Aikido practices with the wooden staff (stick). The emphasis throughout is on having fun and learning cooperatively. Through these classes, young people develop coordination, confidence, and respect for themselves and others. Teen students are also welcome to enroll in the Adult classes. Please call us to inquire about enrolling in the young people's classes. NOTE: If your child is 6 or 7 years old, please let us know and we will put them on a waiting list. Thank you.

Beginners

Temporarily unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aikido of Santa Cruz offers ongoing Beginners Classes for adults (ages 13 & up). Join any time! Taught by experienced and supportive black-belt instructors, these classes encompass the Aikido philosophy of harmony and nonviolence, and its physical expression in techniques. In the Beginners Classes, you will learn to fall safely, to relax under pressure, to move fluidly with a partner, and to apply the principles of harmony to self-defense. Whether or not you choose to continue training, you will gain a basic understanding of one of the most profound and graceful martial arts in the world.

Beginners Classes meet 3 times a week: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:45-7:00 pm, and Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am. Join anytime! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class to register.

$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 receive 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!

After four weeks of the Beginners Classes, you are invited to continue your Aikido training in the many ongoing adult Aikido classes offered by Aikido of Santa Cruz. There are two "Basics For Everyone" classes every week that focus on basic Aikido skills and techniques for newer students. In the "All Levels" classes, students of all levels train together. Both Basics For Everyone and All Levels classes are open and welcoming to graduates of the Beginners Classes.

Aikido of Santa Cruz
is offering online classes

for Adults, Teens, and Children (8-12),
during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE:

Mondays
8:00-8:30 AM: MORNING MISOGI (Adults)
4:00-5:00 PM: YOUNG PEOPLE (Ages 8-12)
6:00-7:15 PM: ALL LEVELS ADULTS

Tuesday
4:00-5:00 PM: TEENS (Ages 13-18)
5:30-6:45 PM: AIKIDO PARTNERS CLASS
(Online class for people with Covid-safe training partner)

Wednesday
8:00-8:30 AM: ALL LEVELS MISOGI (Adults)
4:00-5:00 PM: YOUNG PEOPLE (Ages 8-12)
(Online + In-Person Option)
6:00-7:15 PM: ADULTS AIKIDO WEAPONS CLASS
(Online + In-person Option)

Thursday
12:00-1:00 PM: ALL LEVELS ADULTS
4:00-5:00 PM: TEENS (Ages 13-18)
(Outdoor In-person)

Friday
8:00-8:40 AM: MORNING MISOGI (Adults)

Saturday
10:30-12:00 ALL LEVELS ADULTS

Sunday
Periodic Special Events
+
3:00–4:15 PM: AIKIDO WEAPONS CLASS
(Online + In-Person Option)

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