Dojo Events, Workshops, and Other Announcements!

AIKI KIDS FREE SEPTEMBER SPECIAL: For the whole month of September, all Aiki Kids classes are FREE for new members!

Saturday, September 16th: AIKIDO & EMPATHY WORKSHOP with Nick Walker Sensei and author Karla McLaren. 2pm-6pm, at the dojo. Explore how aikido translates into cultivating empathy and harmony in challenging interactions. Click here for details and registration.

Saturday, September 23rd: Dojo Community Dinner at Edoko Japanese Restaurant, 1722 University Avenue in Berkeley (between Grant & McGee). Starts at 6pm. All-you-can-eat buffet – show up when you can, eat and drink as you like, and pay at the register on your way out. Friends and family welcome.

Sunday, October 8th: Longtime Aikido Shusekai student Tibor Gyimesi tests for nidan (2nd degree black belt). Test will be held during the 2:30-4pm advanced class. Arrive at 12:30 to join us for training first, or at 2:30 to watch the test.

Thursday, October 19th: Aiki Kids Open House Class! Parents and siblings age 7 and up are invited to join us for practice in today’s Aiki Kids class. Wear long comfortable pants and bring a water bottle. Arrival time 4pm, and we finish at 5:30.

Sunday, October 22nd: Longtime Aikido Shusekai student Aidan Carter tests for 1st kyu (last rank before black belt). Test will be held during the 2:30-4pm advanced class. Arrive at 12:30 to join us for training first, or at 2:30 to watch the test.

Sunday, November 5th: Longtime Aikido Shusekai student Steve Tomich tests for nidan (2nd degree black belt). Test will be held during the 2:30-4pm advanced class. Arrive at 12:30 to join us for training first, or at 2:30 to watch the test.

Sunday, November 19th: Longtime Aikido Shusekai student Dave Philhower tests for 1st kyu (last rank before black belt). Test will be held during the 2:30-4pm advanced class. Arrive at 12:30 to join us for training first, or at 2:30 to watch the test.

Thursday, November 23rd: Dojo closed for Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, December 19th: Final Aiki Kids class of the year.

Thursday, December 21st: Dojo closed – no classes today.

Monday, December 25th: Dojo closed for Christmas Day.

Tuesday, January 2nd: Aiki Kids classes resume.