Monthly Wrap-Up: July, 2011

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Wrap-Up: Jacob's Roll-A-Thon Fundraiser

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Photos: Calvin Luong THANK YOU to all those who helped make Jacob’s fundraiser a huge success!!! Congratulations, Jacob!! (In case you missed the event, there’s still time to donate! Go to UKE (“Throwee’s”, those being thrown) Javier Paredes: 160 rolls Jacob Dominguez: 156 rolls Chris Ziliotto: 154 rolls Zaira Paredes: 109 rolls AJ Dominguez: 89 Read more

Jacob's Fundraiser: Teens' Perspective

Created by Chris Ziliotto
Jacob did an awesome job of organizing his fundraiser. Total, everyone did over 700 rolls! Jacob took so much initiative in creating this event. Jacob is the man. Those who pledged (and those who would still like to), please go to to make your contribution or call 805 870-5437. Related PostsMonthly Wrap-Up: October, 2011Weekly Digest: February 21, Read more

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Dominguez takes a tumble for his dojo fundraiser

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July 29, 2011: Devotion to the Japanese martial art of aikido requires strength, discipline, stamina, and devotion. All four of those traits were on display in the form of 10-year-old Jacob Dominguez as he completed a fundraiser for the Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara dojo. But after enduring 156 throws in the span of 45 minutes, the Read more

9-Year-Old On a ‘Roll’ with Fundraiser for Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara

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Jacob Dominguez will perform his best somersault-like move — over and over From 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, 9-year-old Jacob Dominguez will lead a fundraiser at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara at 121A E. Mason St. Dominguez and possibly other members of the organization will be thrown over and over into a somersault-like move. Read more

Santa Barbara Independent: Nine-Year-Old Gives...

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Nine-Year-Old Gives Back to the Community Local Martial Arts Youth Program to Benefit On July 27th from 5:00 to 5:45pm, nine-year-old Jacob Dominguez will lead a fundraiser at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara (“AKSB”) at 121A East Mason Street. Jacob and possibly other members of the organization, will be thrown over and over into a somersault-like Read more

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My Impressions So Far of the Teens' Leadership Team

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Linda Liu
Membership in the teens’ Leadership Team, along with being early to classes and especially helping with the kids class carries a lot of responsibility. Being early to class is one of the hardest things to do because everyone has different schedules and many of us like our down time and hanging out with friends. Helping Read more

My Thoughts on July Kids' Testing (Teens' Perspective)

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Check out this video of a past testing… [kaltura-widget wid="nugo6378es" width="350" height="300" addpermission="2" editpermission="2" /] I was very impressed by the July testing. From my seat in the back, I was impressed that I was not needed to keep the kids in line. Everyone was focused and tried their hardest when it was their turn Read more

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Report: Japan Relief Aikido Seminar, Alhambra CA

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From… Congratulations, and many thanks to the marvelous instructors who gave so willingly of their time and talent to making this event an artistic success. Kudos and appreciation to the 80 plus attendees who made this event a financial windfall for the Japan Disaster Relief recipients of such a generous and compassionate gesture. Over Read more

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Photo Archive: Kids Summer Camp, 2010

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New photos by our intern, Alex Dunn.  Check them out! Check out the individual fundraiser pages and videos of each of these summer camp participants and donate to your favorites!   Dario Erwin Calista Bryan Francesca   Related PostsMonthly Wrap-Up: October, 2011Weekly Digest: February 21, 2011Weekly Digest: April 26, 2011Weekly Digest: June 7, 2011

Video Archive: Kids' Summer Camp, 2009

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Register for this year’s camp… More info on this year’s camp… Kids’ Summer Aikido Camp gives kids the opportunity to have two full days of Aikido! We start at the dojo in the morning with formal Aikido classes. Then we clean up, eat lunch, change into beach wear and head to the beach for lots of Aikido-related games Read more

~ Sponsorship Opportunities ~

Sponsor a Donation Box

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And support the dojo. For every $20 you donate on our Donation Box web page, we’ll put your company’s name and logo on one of our donation boxes, which are placed in various high-traffic locations around town. Go to Click on “Give Now.” Enter your payment info Send your company’s logo and contact info to Read more

Dojo: 121A East Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mail: PO Box 351, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

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