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

~ New Blog ~

A Dancer's Guide to Aikido

Created by aksb
Oxana Ermolova
Oxana, 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, I could instantly see parallels between Read more

~ Press ~

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

Created by Catrina Cummings
Thank you to the Noozhawk for running an article about Andy Cranmer Sensei’s upcoming promotion to Shodan (1st degree black belt)! On April 7, local resident Andy Cranmer will 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 Read more

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

Created by Catrina Cummings
Andy Cranmer
On 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. Andy trains at Santa Barbara’s premiere non-profit Read more

~ New Intern ~

New Intern: Jason Woodruff

Created by Jason Woodruff
Jason Woodruff in Europe
Hi, 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: Judo and Wing Chun, and I Read more

~ Announcements ~

Silent Auction Item Request

Created by aksb
Ki aikido image
Hello , We’ve included you in this email either because your business has made a monetary or in-kind donation to Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara in the past or we’ve spoken about the possibility in the future.  (If we’re mistaken and you’d like to be removed from this “Corporate Donations List”, please just let us know or Read more

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 aksb
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. Steve Sensei is in stable condition and in recovery Read more

Lia Suzuki Sensei at Aikido of Fremont

Created by aksb
April 28 & 29 Fremont, CA Dojo web site. Facebook event page. Related PostsPHOTOS: Black Belt Celebration Keiko (Class)Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s, Paseo Nuevo!Teens’ Perspective: Black Belt CelebrationThe Art of Peace: Aug.25.09

Basics Seminar & Kyu Testing

Created by aksb
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. Schedule: 10:00 – 12:00 2:30 – 5:00 http://aksb.givezooks.com/events/basics-seminar-kyu-testing-summer-2012 Related PostsPHOTOS: Black Belt Celebration Keiko (Class)Thank you to Ben & Read more

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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