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KIDS Global Aikido Camp & Get-Together!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 AT 10 AM PST – 11:30 AM PST

Kids, please join us as we make friends around the world! Whether you are new to Aikido and martial arts or if you’re super advanced, all are welcome. At the beginning of our event, everyone will have a chance to introduce themselves and say what country they’re from. Then we’ll have our first 30-minute Aikido class. Next, there will be a 10-minute Show & Tell and water break. After that, we’ll have another 30-minute class, followed once again by a Show & Tell, Q&A Session, and farewells.

Instructors:

  • Kayla Feder, 7th dan
  • Lia Suzuki Sensei, 6th dan

Thursday Evening Zoom Classes
6:30 pm

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4338186809
Password: makeapath

Sensei will focus on one technique for four weeks at a time. In January we will explore koshi nage, including a yoga pose that mirrors the technique. She will share her 48 years of inspired practice. For the past three years Sensei has been working on Yutaka Mito Sensei's maxim: Feel, Become One, Make a Path, Don't Throw. Even if you think you won’t use koshi nage back at your dojo, the solo practice of the hip movement in koshi nage will benefit all of your techniques.

Sensei is sure to get you moving, she will include jiu waza and practice fluent movement in each class. If you have a partner, that's great, but if not, Sensei will use props to help you with the alignment of koshi nage. Bring a pair of shoes and if there's a wall close by, you'll use it.

Donations are welcome but there is no charge. Everyone is welcome, Sensei recommends coming from the beginning of each four week session, so that you start with the most basic version of each technique, but feel free to drop in any time if you're just curious.

Winter location for kids and adult classes
Thousand Oaks Elementary School

840 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley
Walk down the main staircase and you will find us

We wear masks, keep distance and sanitize all equipment before and after every use.
Learn more about our plan to keep each other safe

Zoom link for all classes: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4338186809

Aikido of Berkeley is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment free from discrimination. We support each other in practicing the way of harmony and peaceful conflict resolution.

NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEGINNER’S CLASS!

Aikido is wonderful for kids!

About Aikido

Aikido is a martial art based not on destruction, but on blending with your attacker to resolve conflict non-violently.
Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei

Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei

FOUNDER OF AIKIDO

A great warrior who rejected war, fighting and violence and chose The Path of Peace.

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

“True victory is victory over oneself”

O'Sensei believed winning at someone else’s expense was not really winning.