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Greetings from Aikido Shusekai in Berkeley. Nick Walker Sensei they are in San Diego.
For Aikido Women -- Please join us in Santa Cruz, California, March 9, for the annual Women's Aikido Seminar! All Dojos, All Levels, All Day. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 2! http://aikidosantacruz.org/fees.html Co-taught by Senseis Linda Holiday 6th dan & Penny Sablove 5th dan. This year's guest instructor is Joanne Veneziano 6th dan, from Seattle. Classes all day 9:15-4:30, including a delicious lunch for everyone at the dojo. Enjoy and support women in Aikido -- including yourself! ❤️
Note: Stay for the whole weekend, and enjoy an additional class with Joanne Veneziano Sensei on Sunday, 10:30-12:00. Let us know if you want to stay in the dojo! [email protected]
Boom! It's a busy year for Sensei and Aikido Shimbokukai!
It's Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei's birthday tomorrow!! Can you donate fundraiser for Abiding Spirit Center dojo?

She's been an incredible mentor to our dojo, and a huge driving force behind Jiai's survival from some seriously crappy financial times. Sensei is an incredible force of Instruction on the mat, and also very fun. She supported my crazy “spray paint tag” dojo wall phases, and gives students so much individual help.

All this in between her work as a Dojo Cho, an Instructor, being an acupuncturist, Manager of Jiai, and as Director/Hombu Liaison having dojos worldwide approach her to join the organization she’s worked so hard for. Very busy!

There is really cool, MUCH NEEDED, wave happening at Jiai Aikido and general aikido networking and prosperity right now… Tomoleoni Sensei is one of the ones who are a big part of it.

I'm so grateful for her Instructors & students at Abiding Spirit Center for sharing her leadership! We wouldn’t be a better dojo now if weren’t for you too.

So lets all donate or I’ll plaster another long post! Ug! Thank you!
Check out some great ways one of our friends of the dojo is helping out Water Reclamation and awareness! If anyone is interested in any kind of Water Reclamation or working on their homes or buildings to get more Earth friendly with their water use please look her up! Careful of her nikkyo!
Good luck to folks testing tonight! What vet you do on the mat tonight, do it with conviction.

A landmark for San Diego aikido, Jiai offers expert instruction from Tomoleoni Sensei, 6th Dan and Director of Aikido Shimbokukai, and Strada Sensei, 3rd Dan-Dojo Cho, and Liu Sensei, 4th Dan.

We offer the ONLY Applied and Adaptive aikido in San Diego. Jiai was founded in 2004 by Jeff Sodeman Sensei after encouragement from Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, and is a landmark for SoCal community aikido, and personal growth through martial arts. Head Instructors are Senseis: Dojo Cho Cat Strada Sensei- 3rd Dan, Tom Liu Sensei-4th Dan, and Lisa Tomoleoni Shihan -6th Dan. Senior students and guest ins

Operating as usual

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Happy holidays from Jiai Dojo!

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09/30/2021

https://mailchi.mp/6334ef74c6f3/wendy
The ASU community is deeply saddened by the loss of Wendy Whited Sensei, who passed away yesterday, September 29, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. She began training with Saotome Sensei in 1976 and is one of his longtime students. Wendy Sensei dedicated many years to the development of ASU and her contributions were essential for the success of the organization. As a professional educator she was well known for the quality of her instruction in her seminars. The combination of strong traditional technique with martial awareness and her sense of humor showed her sense of joy of training. She was a strong role model, mentor, and dear friend to many aikidoka around the world and will be sorely missed by us all.


“Wendy Whited Sensei lived and breathed Aikido and ASU. As an original ASU Board member, Secretary, and most recently ASU President, Wendy worked tirelessly for the organization. She cared deeply about ASU’s future, the quality of teaching, and helping dojos and individuals who needed assistance. She established the grant program and was an important part of all ASU initiatives and projects. Working alongside her was a true privilege,” commented Ania Small, vice president, ASU Board of Directors. Ania will be stepping up to lead the board through the remainder of Wendy Whited Sensei’s term.
Memorial Page below
https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/wendy-whited/8069?fbclid=IwAR0n6Ado507TChzd1J8Bs3aQVxbocOqCB8U0GZHyTXmIh-Gkt3OpwMmeP2c

Inaka Dojo will convey arrangements for a celebration of Wendy Whited Sensei’s life at a later date, when it can be held in person.

Wendy Whited 09/30/2021

Wendy Whited

It is with sadness we hear that Wendy Whited has gone on to the next adventure.

As shared on her page...Please join the memorial page http://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/wendy-whited/8069

Wendy Whited Please share your stories and memories here in celebration of Wendy Whited’s life. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 07/23/2021

9am. Class tomorrow is on!
🙏💥

07/17/2021

Happy Pride Weekend San Diego, from Jiai Aikido. Love is love!🥳🏳️‍🌈 Here is the view from Jiai Aikido-Julian dojo.

Happy Pride Weekend San Diego, from Jiai Aikido. Love is love!🥳🏳️‍🌈 Here is the view from Jiai Aikido-Julian dojo.

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Stay safe and have fun!

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 05/08/2021

We had NO fun at all!
Thank you JBC🙏
💥It's on! FRIDAYS, Jiai Aikido-Julian offers 9:30-10:30am aikido sword and staff classes at the JBC barn. "Sticks in the Sticks!"

Training spaced apart outside, masks available. PCT hikers welcomed!👍💪

05/06/2021

Future Leaders 2021

May 16, Future Leaders Seminar! Join us for this one day event showcasing up and coming instructors. Support these developing instructors and experience fresh, innovative looks at our art!
Join instructors:
Ola Karasik Sensei, 4 Dan, Shindai Dojo, FL, USA
Gary Marks, 3 Dan, Denver Aikikai, CO, USA
Angelos Skembris Sensei, 3 Dan, Evolution Dojo, Athens, Greece
Cat Strada Sensei, 3 Dan, Jiai Aikido, CA, USA
​Sam Taitel Sensei, 3 Dan, East Lake Aikido, MN, USA
Info at: https://www.aikidoshimbokukai.org/future-leaders-2021.html
See you there!

Future Leaders 2021 The "Future Leaders" online event is for everyone, from all affiliations, lineages, styles, and levels. The purpose of this seminar is to provide a venue for up and coming instructors to have an...

Jiai Aikido Slideshow 28April2021 04/28/2021

Jiai Aikido Slideshow 28April2021

3 more days until our fundraising Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, Lisa Tomoleoni Shihan, Ken Good, Tom Liu Sensei, and Cat Strada Sensei!! Check out this video of 15 years of training and events (some events, we've had too many to show all!)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwE0_EkhP5U
Please support us, to help us keep hosting events and training for the next 15!
Info here: https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/may1fundraiser
See you Saturday, and thank you for your support!

Jiai Aikido Slideshow 28April2021

Photos from Aikido Shimbokukai's post 04/27/2021

Join Cat Strada Sensei for this event May 16! See you there!

04/26/2021

Do something kind today for someone, in His honor! Thank you O'Sensei for bringing us this beautiful Art.

Do something kind today for someone, in His honor! Thank you O'Sensei for bringing us this beautiful Art.

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 04/19/2021

More pics of the Out of the Slump seminar

Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

Please check out next events, and the Fundraiser May 1st. We'd be grateful for your support and attendance. 🙏

Jiai Fundraiser with H. Ikeda Shihan 🙏& Other Events! - https://mailchi.mp/df2f505d606e/jiai-fundraiser-with-h-ikeda-shihan-other-events-4741438

04/18/2021

⭐Thank you so much to Anastasio Sensei and Lewis Sensei, for your Instruction and motivation today in the first 'Out of the Slump!' seminar today. Thank you Kay and Gary who an amazing job hosting and creating great art and times!

And thank you to everybody who attended today, and helped us work out of whatever slumps we may be in. 🙏
Keep your chin up, and keep training. 🙌

⭐Thank you so much to Anastasio Sensei and Lewis Sensei, for your Instruction and motivation today in the first 'Out of the Slump!' seminar today. Thank you Kay and Gary who an amazing job hosting and creating great art and times!

And thank you to everybody who attended today, and helped us work out of whatever slumps we may be in. 🙏
Keep your chin up, and keep training. 🙌

04/17/2021

RSVP for the link! Tomorrow morning we'd be grateful for your participation. Bring your smiles!

04/15/2021

Awesome seminar with Jeff Glover. Feels great to get back on the mat.Thank you!

Awesome seminar with Jeff Glover. Feels great to get back on the mat.Thank you!

Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

Jiai Fundraiser with H. Ikeda Shihan 🙏& Other Events! - https://mailchi.mp/df2f505d606e/jiai-fundraiser-with-h-ikeda-shihan-other-events-4741438

Jiai Fundraiser with H. Ikeda Shihan 🙏& Other Events! - https://mailchi.mp/df2f505d606e/jiai-fundraiser-with-h-ikeda-shihan-other-events-4741438

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido 04/14/2021

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!!
Check them out and don't miss the training and fun!

(*all streamed online- "slump workshop" is at Jiai Aikido)
Sat. April 17th: "Aikido-OUT of the Slump!" Workshop
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/april-17th-workshop
Sun. April 25th: Aikido Shimbokukai "Sunday Series" workshop
https://www.facebook.com/events/2876941832580478
Sat. May 1st: Jiai Aikido Fundraiser!
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/may1fundraiser
Thursday May 6th: Group Training & Testing Day for Braden!
Sun. May 16th: 2021 Aikido "FUTURE LEADERS SEMINAR"
https://www.aikidoshimbokukai.org/future-leaders-2021.html

See you there!

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido "After a year of Jiai Dojo being shut down for Covid safety protocols, I, along with others, find myself a bit in a slump. Emotionally, mentally, physically, and of course in training. 

04/10/2021

Old photo, same feeling about the dojo after training. Loving it! #dojotraining

Old photo, same feeling about the dojo after training. Loving it! #dojotraining

04/10/2021

Gonna be a great day at the dojo tomorrow!
9:30am aikido class, the Jeff Glover seminar! Pay at the door is ok. See you soon !

Gonna be a great day at the dojo tomorrow!
9:30am aikido class, the Jeff Glover seminar! Pay at the door is ok. See you soon !

04/09/2021

Jeff Glover seminar tomorrow!

Jeff Glover seminar tomorrow!

04/03/2021

Check out this awesome event!

Check out this awesome event!

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido 03/21/2021

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido

I own apology to everybody on this Page for dropping off of contact too much lately. I am not ashamed to say that I fell on a pretty dark hole for several months during this year of the dojo been shut down, and I just stop taking care of things I should. Forgive me? 😬🙏

Were about to get active again posting things so please keep an eye out.

This is a workshop on April 17th not in March, but I can't figure out how to fix the link yet. Either way, might be a good way for those of us feeling a bit down or slumpy to pick each other backup again and have some fun.

The dojo is also hosting a fundraiser a few weeks after that; we would be grateful for you to keep an eye out for. Dojo formal updates on our reopening plan posted tomorrow! Dojo open again next week.

I apologise again for just going completely dark and ghosting sometimes. The dojo and members deserve much better so I am excited to work hard for you once again.

Did somebody say aikido games? 😊
-Cat
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/april-17th-workshop

April 17th Workshop! -"Out of the Slump" | sandiegoaikido  After a year of Jiai Dojo being shut down for covid saftey protocols, I, along with others, find ourselves a bit in a slump. Emotionally, mentally, physically, and of course in our training. 

02/24/2021

Jiai Aikido sends love and support to the family and friends, on the mat and off, of Donovan Waite Shihan. He inspired many, and will be missed. Stay strong, and keep training.🙏

01/18/2021
2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido 01/16/2021

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido

Happening today, still time to register and join us! 15th Anniversary of the Aikido Bridge Seminars!
Schedule:
(Pacific Standard Time)
9:15am Opening Welcome
9:30-10:00am Strada Sensei
10:00-10:30am Tomoleoni Sensei
10:30-11:30am Ikeda Shihan
BREAK
12:00-1:00pm Vriesman Shihan
1:00-2:00pm Heiny Sensei
2:00-3:00pm Ikeda Shihan
3:00-3:30pm "After Party"
More info at https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge
See you in a few hours!

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the World, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts!  If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in! 

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido 01/15/2021

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido

Tomorrow is the 15th Anniversary of Aikido Bridge Seminars! Join us for a celebratory training event, with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, Mary Heiny Sensei, Wilko Vriesman Shihan, Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei, and Cat Strada Sensei. Info available here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1275399026171725
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the World, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts!  If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in! 

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido 01/14/2021

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido

Two more days! Registration open!
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the World, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts! If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in!

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 01/11/2021

Next instructor intro for the 15th Anniversary Bridge Seminar- our very own Cat Strada Sensei!

Cat Strada Sensei, 3 dan, started Aikido at Jiai Aikido in 2007 under Jeff Sodeman Sensei. Now Dojo Cho, she offers innovative classes influenced by her Systema and jiujutsu training, such as No-Gi Aikido, Applied Aikido, and Adaptive Aikido & Ukemi. Her Aikido is inspired by Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, Jeff Sodeman Sensei, Frank Doran Shihan, Christian Tissier Shihan, Mary Heiny Sensei, Morihiko Murashige Shihan, Lia Suzuki Sensei, Kevin Choate Sensei, Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei, BJJ Professor Roy Harris, and Ken Good.

Join us for this event, register at https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

01/09/2021

15th Anniversary Aikido Bridge Seminar, January 16! Come for the training, stay for the After Party!
From 3:00-3:30 (Pacific Time)
We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the world, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts! Bring your favorite beverage or snack and join us in remembering Bridges gone by.....
If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in!
Registration at:
https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido 01/07/2021

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido

15th Anniversary Aikido Bridge Seminar, January 16. Here's the schedule!

(Pacific Standard Time)
9:15am Opening Welcome
9:30-10:00am Strada Sensei
10:00-10:30am Tomoleoni Sensei
10:30-11:30am Ikeda Shihan
BREAK
12:00-1:00pm Vriesman Shihan
1:00-2:00pm Heiny Sensei
2:00-3:00pm Ikeda Shihan
3:00-3:30pm "After Party"

​**Please stay for the "After Party"!
We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the World, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts! If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in!

Registration at https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

See you there!

2021 San Diego Bridge | sandiegoaikido We will enjoy stories and a slide-show of past Bridge Seminars from around the World, and toast to each other and to Ikeda Shihan's wonderful efforts!  If you have photos of past Bridges please send them in! 

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 01/05/2021

15th Bridge Anniversary Seminar, January 16!
Our next instructor for this amazing seminar- Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan!
Hiroshi Ikeda is founder and chief instructor of Boulder Aikikai. In 1978 he moved from Japan to the U.S., and in 1980 established Boulder Aikikai. Ikeda Shihan is affiliated to Hombu Dojo through Aikido Shimbokukai, of which he is a Board Member and Vice President.

​He is one of the most sought after aikido Instructors worldwide, and a frequent Instructor at aikido seminars in the U.S. and abroad.

Please join us in welcoming him and the other instructors on January 16! Registration information at: https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 01/04/2021

January 16, coming up soon, 15th Anniversary Aikido Bridge Seminar! Featuring a great line up of instructors, to be held virtually.
Yesterday we introduce Wilko Vriesman Shihan, today we would like to introduce Mary Heiny Sensei.

Mary Heiny Sensei started Aikido in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. She trained at Hombu Dojo and with Hikitsuchi Sensei in Shingu from 1968 to 1973, and proceeded to open dojo as well as teaching seminars all over the world. She brings to every class and seminar she teaches her years of training and teaching, and also her extensive experience and study of Japanese culture and language.

Join Heiny Sensei as well as others in this celebratory seminar!
Registration at: https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

See you "on the mat"!

Photos from Jiai Aikido's post 01/03/2021

2021 San Diego Aikido Bridge Seminar- 15th Anniversary!
January 16, online!
We want to introduce one of our instructors-
Wilko Vriesman Shihan, 6th Dan
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chief Instructor, Vriesman Dojo
IAF General Secretary

Vriesman Shihan started Aikido in 1982 with Kanetsuka Sensei and Fujita Shihan. He spent time as kenshusei in Hombu Dojo under the Nidai Doshu and the current Doshu. Upon his return to Europe, he became a student of Tissier Shihan. Sensei runs the Vriesman Dojo in Amsterdam and is Technical Director of the Dutch Aikikai, as well as the current General Secretary of the IAF.

Registration at https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge
See you there!

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980 Buenos Ave, Ste 1C
San Diego, CA
92110

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Classes 5 days/week. Students are free to come & go for open mat as they choose. Located in easy to find Morena Blvd./Sea World drive area. Dojo is ADA accessible has and a viewing deck with wireless internet for members to relax in.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 1pm
4:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 8am
12pm - 1pm
Thursday 4:30pm - 8pm
Friday 7:30am - 8:30am
Saturday 7:30am - 12pm
Sunday 8am - 12pm
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