Events and Demonstrations
One of our supporters, Justin Michael turned 30 and used the event as an opportunity to raise funds and raise awareness for our cause. (http://is.gd/5J1lx) Instead of gifts, Justin asked that people donate to Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara. Thank you, Justin and thank you, Jack Kimball for this fabulous video you produced! From the MAZQUE YouTube channel: "Founder Justin JMike! Michael celebrates his 30th birthday at Blue Agave in Santa Barbara, California to benefit the kids at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara featuring DJs Soren and Patrick. Video produced by Jack Kimball.
Members from the adults' class took a trip to Japan, where they had the opportunity to train with Takeda Sensei and other AKI instructors. The trip culminated with participation in the annual spring training and demonstration with the Doshu (grandson of the founder of aikido) at the famous Hachiman Shrine.