09 Nov 2013
There will be a memorial service for Sensei Jack Arnold on Saturday, November 23rd. The service will be held at Aikido Daiwa at 3 p.m.
We will also hold a memorial keiko (practice) at Aikido Daiwa the next morning, Sunday November 24th at 10 a.m.
06 Nov 2013
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Arnold Sensei, who died peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, with Melinda and his students by his side. We love him and will miss him. Arrangements for a memorial keiko and service are pending, and once we have those details we will forward them.
27 Sep 2013
Aikido Daiwa is pleased to host the Southern California Regional Aikido seminar Nov. 1-3 featuring Didier Boyet sensei of Hombu Dojo. Please bring bokken; there is no need to bring jo. Boyet sensei has practiced aikido for more than 40 years. He moved to Japan in 1977 to follow Chiba sensei and has lived there since, practicing at Hombu dojo under such teachers as Doshu Ueshiba Kisshomaru, Osawa Kisaburo sensei, Yamaguchi sensei, Arikawa sensei and Shibata sensei. He also studied Muso Shinden Ryu iaido as a direct student of Mitsuzuka sensei. We are able to offer beds to a few people on a first come, first serve basis for those who are coming from out of town. There will be a pot luck dinner on Saturday evening after the last class and we welcome any contribution to the festivities. If there is anyone who wished to attend but has financial constraints, please contact us. We will do everything possible to accomodate everyone. Seminar Flyer
27 Sep 2013
We are sad to announce that Toma Rosenzweig passed away peacefully on the morning of September 16th 2013. Toma has been a large part of the Aikido community since 1974. He joined Aikido Daiwa in 1981, and was recently promoted to 5th dan by Hombu Dojo of Tokyo. He was a friend to us all and will be missed. Plans are underway for a memorial (service) for Toma; we will update the website and Birankai members when we have selected a date.
02 Sep 2013
Aikido Daiwa is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Didier Boyet Shihan, 6th Dan, Hombu Dojo for an Aikido Seminar. The seminar will be held November 1st - 3rd at the Daiwa dojo in Burbank, CA. Mark your calendars – more details will be posted soon!
05 Jul 2013
Schedule Change: there will be no children’s class this Sunday, July 7th. Adult’s class will be held at the regular time 10:15am.
02 Jul 2013
Please join us this Wednesday evening July 3rd at 7-8:30pm for class with guest instructor Sensei Coryl Crane (6th Dan Shihan from North County Aikikai). All are welcome, come train!
01 Jul 2013
The dojo will be closed Thursday July 4th. Normal schedule resumes on Friday July 5th.
13 May 2013
Aikido Daiwa is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Alex Peterson Shidoin, 5th Dan, Joshua’s Forge Aikikai; Archie Champion 6th Dan Shihan, Central Coast Aikikai; and Jack Arnold Shihan 7th Dan for an Aikido Seminar. This seminar is being held for the purpose of raising funds to support the promotion of Toma Rosenzweig to 5th dan. The seminar will be held June 2nd at the Daiwa dojo in Burbank, CA. Seminar Flyer
26 Feb 2013
Aikido Daiwa is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Darrell Bluhm Shihan, 6th Dan, Siskiyou Aikikai for an Aikido Seminar. The seminar will be held March 23rd and 24th at the Daiwa dojo in Burbank, CA. Mark your calendars – more details will be posted soon! Seminar Flyer