The Art of Peace: Sep.30.09

Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara Grassroots Fundraiser Widget

Video: “Interview – Lia Suzuki Sensei”

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Sponsorships & Scholarships:


We currently have sponsored openings for eligible under-privileged or at-risk youth. To take advantage of this opportunity, drop by the dojo or call 805-870-5437.

Beginners’ Class

Aikido for Beginners

Photo: Minmyo Kim

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“An attack is proof that one is out of control.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba “The Art of Peace”

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Facebook Fan Drive – Last Day Today!

Current Status: 2 children sponsored (45 new fans!)

Tomofind_us_on_facebook_badgerrow’s the last day of the drive, so help us spread the word!

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Become our fan on Facebook and help us sponsor another child…

Photos & Video

Kids Gasshuku

Check out this video with photos and clips from the Kids Summer Camp and Testing last month!

Great job, everyone! …And a BIG thank you to our volunteers, Emily Carli and Elizabeth Cortez!

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#27 Most Viewed Nonprofit YouTube Channel!


Last Sunday our YouTube Channel was awarded as one of the most viewed in the nonprofit category on YouTube!  This helps us raise awareness about our cause.  A big thank you to all you viewers who made that happen!

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Kids Belt Ceremony and After-party

The first-ever AKSB kids belt ceremony and after-party was a big success. Kids got public recognition for their recent achievements at the August testing. Parents got more confirmation of just how important goal setting and pursuit is for their children. There were short speeches by Lia Sensei and Matt Sensei after handing out certificates and belts.

As our volunteer Emily, was busy procuring refreshments donated by local businesses, she had no chance to take photos and video. If anyone would like to volunteer for this job at the next ceremony, please let Emily know and she’ll get the word to our volunteer coordinator.

A special thanks goes out to our sponsors and volunteers for the event:

  • Coffee Cat
  • Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels
  • The Thompson Family
  • Emily Carli


Seminar with Lia Suzuki Sensei

Date: November 6-8

Location: Dojo (1015 E. Montecito St., SB, CA 93103)

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Thank you’s…

To our newest donors:

Volunteer Opportunity

We’re currently seeking candidates to expand and restructure our board of directors.

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Kids’ Aikido: Now accepting applications for Fall enrollment

“AKSB has sponsored openings for qualifying low-income and/or at-risk youth. (Please apply in person.)”

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Lia Suzuki Sensei, 5th dan

Class Info: | 805-870-5437

Administrative Matters: | 805-870-5437

Board Matters: | 805-870-5437


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