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Breathing Exercises with Sensei

aikido breathing exercises

Breathing is so essential in mind and body practice. The practice of deep breathing has so many positive benefits and is important to practice daily to help the mind develop focus and clarity. In Aikido, our students at Newport Beach Aikikai have the opportunity to practice deep breathing in every class. At the beginning of […]

Women’s Aikido Self-Defense Workshop

Women's Aikido Self-Defense Workshop

This event has been postponed until a later date. Please check back for further notice. Newport Beach Aikido introduces a series of workshops for women’s self-defense with Chief Instructor, Gentil Pennewaert Shihan. Women have an advantage through aikido. Develop greater situational awareness, learn life-saving techniques, and increased physical self-confidence. Don’t be a victim. Aikido techniques […]

Stage Annuel 2020 in Belgium

Aikido Belgium Stage Pennewaert Sensei

In affiliation with Shin Do Kan Uccle in Belgium, Pennewaert Gentil Shihan will be teaching in Belgium for the Annual Seminar Series from March 6 through March 12, 2020. Below is a schedule of dojos and seminar location, times, and information in 2020. Shindokan : Avenue de la Chênaie 83  bruxelles 1180 Aikido Wachtebeke : Sportcentrum Puienbroeck […]

Doshu visits California in 2019

Doshu visits California

On September 6-8, 2019, the California Aikido Association (CAA) celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the San Mateo County Event Center with special guest Doshu. Moriteru Ueshiba is the grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Ueshiba is the third and current Doshu (hereditary head) of the Aikikai organization. The California Aikido […]