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Aikido of North County seeks to foster the development of our students throughout their entire education. The teaching committee is made up of a group of talented and creative Aikido professionals who are passionate about helping grow future generations of Aikido students. Our Chief Instructor is Ken MacBeth a 6th degree black belt, his dynamic teaching style has been developed over the last 40 yrs. training with Masters from Japan and the US. We are affiliated with the Aikido Association of America, an International organization headquartered in Chicago with over 130 affiliated dojo. AAA provides school recognition, rank certification by standardized testing, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops. We proudly trace our lineage to the Hombu Dojo in Japan through the AAA organization, founded by Shihan Fumio Toyoda.
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Kenshinkan Dojo will also follow the San Diego County Office of Education Health and Human Services and CLOSE starting Monday March 16, 2020 through April 6,2020. I know some are not worried but we need to be responsible in helping insure we help do our part in controlling as best we can the spread of infectious disease and virus. We will implement precautionary measures to disinfect the mat, door handles, toilets and high traffic areas ect. We will make daily recommendations and adjust our policies as this situation evolves.
This may require future closures of the Dojo if the situation requires more extreme measures but at this time it is only "TEMPORARY". The spread of a disease has much to do with large gatherings as individual contact. I am mindful that we need to do our part so that nothing jeopardizes our own personal health as well as the health of others around us. Again this decision was made to do our part and help curb the potential transmission of the (Coronavirus COVID-19).
In closing we all have to remain diligent in our handling of this situation, please take all precautionary measures within your own personal lives as it is our responsibility to ourselves and others in helping control the spread of this current disease. We will see everyone on the mat in a couple of weeks, until then be safe and continued good health to everyone.
Recent Dojo Promotions
March 17, 2020
We would like to Congratulate our most recent Promotions.
Aikikai Hombu Dojo Japan.
Ken MacBeth 6th Dan
Kevin MacBeth 5th Dan, Aaron Boehmer 4th Dan, Aman Dhillon 3rd Dan, Sean Campbell 3rd Dan, Ryoya Katsuyama 3rd Dan
Lauren Ma, Katlyn Ma, Daniel Dorantes, Thein Mi Li, Gia Mi Li, Lihito Ikeda, Michael Alvarez, Vivian Ishida, Tristin Fairfield, Romato Taylor, Elias Dorantes, Timothy Rivette, Darin Marlow, Sawyer Marlow, Evan Tran, Joseph Tygart, Talia Goody, Peter Rivette.
AAA West Coast Instructors Seminar
March 6,7,8 - 2020
Thank you for all of the participants at the recent West Coast Instructors Seminar. We all had a great time, featuring many different students having a chance to lead in group teaching sessions.
Winter Special Membership Rates
January 1, 2020
$300.00 = 3 months dues includes a heavyweight Judo gi.
$250.00 = 3 months dues includes a heavyweight Judo gi.
Regular monthly membership dues.
Free Free Free, Thursday Evening Training for Non Members. This is open to the public, please come join us, try something different for the New Year. There are no fee's attached to this program, please bring comfortable work out clothing.
What is Aikido "The Art"
January 1, 2020
Aikido is a martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei, in the early years of the 1900's. It is a blend of traditional Japanese martial arts studied by O-Sensei in his quest to develop an art that gives the practitioner real world choices when confronted by a violent attack.
By using the attacker's own strength and force, an aikidoka, as practitioners are called, is able to defend himself against violent armed and unarmed attacks using only the force necessary to protect himself and others from harm.
Professor Morihei Ueshiba
January 1, 2020
Aikido is a relatively new self-defense art, founded in Japan about 1925 by Professor Morihei Ueshiba. As a youth Ueshiba Sensei, or O'Sensei (Honorable Teacher) as he is called, applied himself to many arduous years of training in "budo," or the martial arts. He mastered fencing, ju-jitsu, judo and use of the spear, and he delved deeply into religion, studyinq Shingon Sect Buddhism and Zen Buddhism. O'Sensei's great contribution to what he had assimilated from his studies of budo was his philosophy that ''the way of budo is to make the heart of the Universe our own, and perform our mission of loving and protecting all things with a grand spirit. The techniques of budo are only a means to reach that end." Further elaborating, O'Sensei concluded that the martial arts should not be concerned with brute force to knock opponents down, or with lethal weapons that lead the world into destruction. The training of oneself in the martial arts is not concerned with defeating others, but with practicing God's love within ourselves." Thus, the three characters, "AI KI DO" mean "The way of harmonizing with the spirit of the Universe."
Opening Class Hours
Adult Beginners Thursday
Kids Class Mon & Wed
Adult Mixed Aikido