The Aikido Cultural Institute has been dedicated to teaching Aikido and related Japanese martial arts for over 35 years. The Aikido Cultural Institute has been dedicated to the art and teaching of Aikido and related traditional Japanese martial arts for more than 35 years.
Aikido Cultural Institute
5058 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041
Email: [email protected]
Operating as usual
In the spirit of renewal, and with optimism that 2022 will be a year that brings good things, we are announcing a change in the leadership structure of Aikido Cultural Institute, beginning January 1, 2022:
Pablo Vazquez Shihan will assume the role of Artistic Director
Terri Teshiba Shihan will serve as Technical Director
Sara Nielsen Sensei will become Chief Instructor
Rhonda Hutley Sensei will continue as Director of Children's Programs
We hope that you will join us in celebrating these changes. As always, we are thankful for your support, and look forward to continuing down the path of Aikido with you in 2022.
Best wishes for a joyful, healthy and fruitful new year from all of the Senseis at Aikido Cultural Institute
In honor of Children's Day (May 5) in Japan, we shared some Japanese culture with all those who attended class -- see the attachment for the results. For those of you who had bad internet connections, or were not able to attend, we are sending instructions for making a Samurai Helmet (page 2 of attachment). Those who follow the instructions to make their own samurai helmet and send us a photo will get an extra class credit and will get their photo posted on our page. Feel free to be creative with the helmets or the models!
Hope to see you online soon!
-- All the Senseis
We hope you will join us for a livestream of the conditioning class Friday at 6 pm, and/or again on Saturday at 11 am. All are welcome to join in. Please come prepared dressed in your gi if possible, with hand weights (or some other small weights, cans, medicine balls, etc.) and a comfortable floor space or yoga or other mat for floor exercises.
To join in the video screening today, or the conditioning class tomorrow,
please point your browser here: https://zoom.us/j/169883554
THERE WILL BE A PASSWORD TO JOIN THIS MEETING -- PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE PASSWORD (OR CONTACT US).
You may need to click on a link or download an app to join the meeting.
As always, please stay healthy and safe, and reach out to us if we can help with anything! Hope to see you all online.
-- All the Senseis
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...
Thanks to those of you who have already joined in for your support and valuable feedback! The winner of the award for best attendance at virtual classes so far is (wait for it...): Thomas Jost! Way to go, Thomas! The virtual weapons class we streamed yesterday can now be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NhQ0SzL0A04
Here is the first installment of some online learning to keep aikido fresh in your mind during the hiatus. We present detailed, step-by-step explanations of some basic techniques, that relate to our current 5th and 4th kyu test requirements. This video was filmed in 2003 while we were in Miami. Students of all levels will benefit from this refresher -- it is sure to go viral! (sorry, couldn't resist the very bad pun...)
Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/tX-GkhdkbNs
We will post intermittently during the next few weeks. Stay tuned --
Aikido Cultural Institute
Aikido Cultural Institute, Los Angeles - 5TH KYU TEST GUIDELINES In this video we provide detailed and step-by-step guidance for basic aikido techniques. First in a series of 2 videos filmed at our dojo in Miami in 2003.
Dear Members and Families,
In accord with Mayor Eric Garcetti's emergency action in response to COVID-19 tonight, ordering the close of gyms and fitness centers, we have decided to suspend classes at Aikido Cultural Institute until the end of the month. We do this with great regret, as we have dedicated ourselves to keeping the dojo open 365 days per year for the last 40 years. However we recognize our responsibility to do all in our power to maintain the health of our students and the wider community, and we will therefore comply with the Mayor's order in these exceptional circumstances. Our doors will be open during regular hours, if you feel the need to stop by to talk or for other support, but we will not be conducting classes until further notice.
In lieu of regular classes, we will explore ways to provide you with online or other supplemental content to keep your brain in training mode. There are many things you can do to train on your own during this period of hiatus, and feel free to stop by if you would like to pick up your weapons to do your own practice. Please know that all of you are in our minds, and we ask you to keep the dojo and your own aikido practice alive in your imagination during these unusual circumstances as well. We are looking forward to being able to come together to practice with you all once the risk of furthering the epidemic has passed.
As always, we are here to answer any concerns or questions you may have. Please stay healthy, and use this time to reconcentrate and gather your energies.
The Teaching Staff of Aikido Cultural Institute
After further consideration of new developments related to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone today's test for 3 weeks, until Sunday, April 5, 2020. We know that many of you have prepared very hard for the test today, but we believe that this is the best course to take in order to safeguard the health of our members and their families as much as possible. We are looking forward to having all of you test when more of our members will be able to attend and observe your strong performances.
We will also be sending a revised class schedule later today.
We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this evolving environment with the well-being of all our members foremost in our minds.
The Teaching Staff of Aikido Cultural Institute
Pablo Vazquez Shihan: Celebrating 40 yrs in Aikido
Sign up for classes this summer and we'll waive registration fees and you'll get a free uniform!
Serena - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
CompartirInsertar vínculoEnviar por correo
Sensei Pablo Vázquez Shihan - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
Sensei Sara Nielsen - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
Iaido - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
Aikido Kids - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
Iaido Kids JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival 2017
Aikido Cultural Institute - JANM - Natsumatsuri Family Festival - Full video
Come join us at Natsumatsuri at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, August 19, from 3 - 3:30 pm. Our kids and adult members will be demonstrating Aikido, Iaido (swordsmanship) and Jodo. There will be a chance for the audience members to participate, too!
Junior Iaido demo 12/17/16
Aikido Cultural Institute, Junior demonstration on 12/17/16 Kid's Iaido demonstration
Akito Kato's spirited Iaido demonstration at the Arroyo Vista School Talent Show!
Iaido Demonstration by Akito at Arroyo Vista Talent Show Akito Kato demonstrating his Iaido skill at 2017 South Pasadena Arroyo Vista Elementary School Talent Show.
A wonderful Iaido demostration from our Kids at Aikido Cultural Institute
Summer Camp 2007 - Full Video Birankai International Pablo Vázquez - Shihan Terri Teshiba - Sensei
Summer Camp 2006 - Full Video 7th Annual Birankai International Pablo Vázquez - Shihan Terri Teshiba - Sensei
We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Visit us at http://aikidoculturalinstitute.org/
|Monday||4pm - 8pm|
|Tuesday||4pm - 8pm|
|Wednesday||4pm - 8pm|
|Thursday||4pm - 8pm|
|Friday||4pm - 8pm|
|Saturday||10am - 2pm|
|Sunday||3pm - 7pm|
Fitness by Patrick Brandon
We teach everything necessary to become a complete mixed martial artist in the shortest time possible
We believe in the power of inspiration. Improve your fitness, nutrition and mindset.
Online women's health/fitness coach. Customized 12 week fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching to help you transform from the Inside Out. Want in on the next challenge? Sign up below its FREE https://alievhealth.wufoo.com/forms/the-inside-out-challenge/
Official page of the HRWTSDF
A boutique group reformer class with a maximum of 5 clients. Our intimate classes offer an exclusive environment to give you a challenging workout.
Party yourself into shape. Center your body and mind. Fitness can be fun!
At James Bennett West Los Angeles Kenpo Karate we take pride in offering lessons in a very effective style of self defense through the use of techniques, sparring and forms as well as providing leadership and guidance to our junior and senior members.
Community and ability minded holistic fitness
Welcome! DTLA Massage has developed a highly effective combination of techniques for stress and tension relief to help stay stress free.
Private lessons and travel teams for fast-pitch softball! More at: http://www.marauderssoftball.com/
Shaka Surf School uses surf lessons as an avenue to connect a lifetime experience to a good cause. We collaborate with KeepGoiNg NPO and change lives...