Category Archives: Annoucements

Celebrate Kagami Biraki

kagami biraki e new year

Newport Beach Aikido celebrates the Japanese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 am. Come join us for our yearly celebration with an demonstration by G. Pennewaert Shihan, potluck, and fun BBQ. Kagami Biraki is a Japanese traditional ceremony which literally translates to “Opening the Mirror” (from an abstinence) or, also, “Breaking of the […]

Gentil Pennewaert Shihan Promotion

Gentil Pennewaert Shihan

On January 14th, 2018, Hombu Dojo posted the latest promotions for the New Year at the Kami Biraki Ceremony. Listed among the promotions was our very own Gentil Pennewaert Sensei who was promoted to Shihan  “Master Instructor”. Congratulatory comments flooding in from emails, social media, and text messages with “Well Deserved” messages were received all […]