Dojo News for June

June 1, 2014
  • Testing will be conducted Saturday, June 28.  If you are planning to test please make sure that the appropriate forms are completed and test fees paid in advance. There will also be opportunities for guided free practice in preparation for the tests.
  • The dojo will be open and running during Summer Camp, July 18 through 23rd. Ben and Sara are in charge of fundraising and finding an item to donate to the raffle on behalf of the dojo.  If you have any suggestions please let them know.

- Sensei

Shihan Interview: Coryl Crane

May 12, 2014

Coryl Crane Shihan was recently interviewed for the Birankai NA Newsletter.

How did I first become interested in Aikido?
By chance, if you believe in chance!  I was studying for a visual arts degree at the University of California, San Diego in 1977, and while walking on campus one evening passed an open door.  I looked in and my attention was immediately caught by a group of people dynamically engaged, moving together, falling over and gracefully getting to their feet.  I had never heard of Aikido at that time but was profoundly intrigued by what I saw.  I signed up and never looked back.
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Dojo News for May

May 1, 2014

Another month has flown by and sesshin is upon us. Please note that all classes at the dojo this weekend have been cancelled to accommodate our annual meditation intensive with Genjo Marinello Osho. We have been working all week to make sure that the dojo is as clean as possible. For those of you not attending sesshin, the 10:15 and noon time Aikido classes will be combined and held outdoors, at Seagrove Park, off 15th Street in Del Mar. This is a beautiful location on grass, right above the beach and with a view of the ocean. Please gather there by 10 o'clock Saturday morning. BRING TANTO.

  • Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day and the dojo will be officially closed, but open for practice if arranged in advance with a senior student.
  • This will be the month to begin work constructing more storage space for the dojo. Watch out for further announcements. It will be a time for all hands on deck and should be a fun opportunity to work together to make improvements on our space.

Thanking you as always for your energy in practice and support to keep the bigger picture of our dojo healthy and growing.

- Sensei