Aikido of Santa Cruz
Welcome to Aikido! "The Art of Peace" - a dynamic martial art practice based on harmony. Enjoy non-competitive training in a supportive community. Ongoing Aikido classes for adults, teenagers, and children (ages 6-9 and 9-12). Start now!
Aikido of Santa Cruz is a non-profit, public benefit, educational organization, serving the community since 1982. We welcome sincere students of any race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Our Chief Instructor is Linda Holiday Sensei, 6th degree black belt and author of Journey to the Heart of Aikido.
The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei (1883-1969) envisioned Aikido as a multifaceted training of body, mind, and spirit in the principles of harmony, natural movement, and "the spirit of love and protection for all." As Aikido emphasizes inner strength rather than physical strength, it is accessible to all ages and body types. Women and men train together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support. Aikido practice is empowering, fun, and inspiring for everyone - ages 6 & up. Visitors are always welcome to watch classes. Join the Beginners Classes at any time!
"In any endeavor, it is essential to activate your inner spirit. The world is undergoing drastic change. In order to meet those challenges, I practice Aikido." - Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, founder of Aikido
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Join our Beginners Classes Anytime!
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!
Aikido for Children and Teens
Ages 6 - 18
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Aikido of Santa Cruz is an Approved Vendor
for Ocean Grove School.