Weekly Digest: Black Belt Celebration, New Blog, Philadelphia Seminar, Etc.

~ New Blog ~

A Dancer's Guide to Aikido

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
Oxana ErmolovaOxana, one of our interns, has begun a blog about her training at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara:
"I am a new AKSB intern just beginning to discover the art of aikido. I have a passion for movement and am extremely intrigued by the philosophy of aikido. As a dancer..."
Check out her blog...

~ Press ~

IN THE NEWS - Noozhawk: Santa Barbara Man to Receive Black Belt in Aikido

Created by Catrina Cummings
noozhawkThank you to the Noozhawk for running an article about Andy Cranmer Sensei's upcoming promotion to Shodan (1st degree black belt)!
"...Cranmer trains at Santa Barbara’s premiere nonprofit Aikido organization..."

PRESS RELEASE: SB Native To Receive Black Belt in Aikido from Aikido World Headquarters in Japan

Created by Catrina Cummings
Andy CranmerOn April 07, 2012, Andy Cranmer, a local man, is due to receive his first degree black belt in the Japanese martial art Aikido. The certificate will be arriving from the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, which is overseen by the grandson of the founder of Aikido...

~ New Intern ~

New Intern: Jason Woodruff

Created by Jason Woodruff
Jason Woodruff in EuropeHi, my name is Jason and I'm a new intern at AKSB. I originally found AKSB's ad on Craigslist while looking for accounting internships. AKSB seems like a great place to work because it provides affordable martial arts classes to the community. I have trained in two martial arts: ...

~ Announcements ~

Silent Auction Item Request

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
Ki aikido imageThis is an opportunity to give your business more exposure, while simultaneously contributing to a worthy cause... Download and fill out the silent auction item form and email to Auction@aksb.org or call 805 870-5437.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Scoop Day!  Tuesday, April 3rd Only!

One of our supporters, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Paseo Nuevo, is having a free scoop day!  Just stop in and ask for your free ice cream.  And please tell them you heard through Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara (AKSB)!

~ Upcoming Events ~

Black Belt Celebration This Saturday!

Please join us on April 7th for a special training and dinner celebration to honor Andy Cranmer for having received his black belt certificate from Japan!

  • Special Training
  • Ceremonial congratulatory “Kampai” and dinner at Sushi Teri Japanese restaurant
  • Silent Auction
  • Date: Saturday afternoon/evening, April 7


AKI PA Spring Gasshuku with Lia Suzuki Sensei (Dedicated to Steve Trinkle Sensei's Recovery)

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB

Hello all,

With great sadness but hope for a speedy recovery, I regret to inform all of you that on Tuesday February 28 2012, our Sensei, Stephen Trinkle suffered the effects of a stroke after he returned home from teaching a very positive and uplifting keiko...

Aikido Kenkyukai Pennsylvania

April 20 - 22 Register...

Lia Suzuki Sensei at Aikido of Fremont

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
April 28 & 29 Fremont, CA Dojo web site. Facebook event page.

Basics Seminar & Kyu Testing

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
Martial arts testing Date: June 2 Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Lia Suzuki Sensei will be conducting a basics seminar on this day for teens and adults. Qualifying adult participants will have the opportunity to test for their next belt rank at the end of the day. Register...

To see all our 2012 events, click here.

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Mail: PO Box 351, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

805 870-5437 | aksb.org

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All contributions are appreciated and gratefully accepted.

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