Latest News from Daiwa

Holiday Schedule 2012

21 Dec 2012

There will be no evening classes on Monday, Dec 24th (morning classes are still on) The dojo will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec 25th. The normal schedule resumes on Dec 26th. There will be no evening classes on Monday, Dec 31st (morning classes are still on). On Tuesday, Jan 1st at 10:00am please join in us for 1,000 bokken strikes. This is Daiwa’s tradition of dedicating our aikido training for the new year. The normal schedule then resumes on Wednesday Jan 2nd. Happy Holidays!


Thanksgiving Schedule 2012

17 Nov 2012

The dojo will be closed on Thanksgiving day. The following classes will be held on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving: 6am-7am 9am-10am 6pm-7pm 7pm-8pm


Seminar Schedule

16 Sep 2012

Here is the schedule for the Birankai So Cal Regional Weapons Seminar. Class times: Saturday: 10:00 am, 11:15 am 2:00pm, 3:15pm 5:00pm potluck dinner hosted by Daiwa

Sunday: 10:00am, 11:15am short break followed by Fukushidoin Testing


Seminar Accomodations

16 Sep 2012

A few motels nearby, for those needing accommodations for the upcoming weapons seminar: The Safari Inn is a Burbank ‘landmark’, and has been used as a set location in many films: http://www.coastanabelle.com/safari/ The Portofino Inn is within walking distance of the dojo and the nearby metro-link light rail station: http://www.portofinoburbank.com/ The Travel Lodge is about the least expensive nearby motel: http://www.travelodge.com/hotels/california/burbank/travelodge-burbank-glendale/hotel-overview


Weapons Seminar Sept 29-30

19 Aug 2012

Image of Flyer for Birankai Weapons Seminar at Aikido Daiwa in Burbank, CA September 2012

The 2012 Southern California Birankai Regional Weapons Seminar will be hosted by Aikido Daiwa. The seminar will be held on September 29th and 30th, starting at 10:00am both days. Four classes will be held Saturday including Iaido, with a potluck in the early evening. Two classes will be held on Sunday including testing.


Testing Date is Sun Oct 14th

19 Aug 2012

The next tests will be on Sunday October 14th. If you are thinking of testing please sign up before September 14th - this will give your teachers an opportunity to evaluate your progress and to assist you in any way where help is needed.


Labor Day Holiday Schedule 2012

18 Aug 2012

The following classes will be held on this Monday (Labor Day): 6am-7am 9am-10am 7pm-8pm


John Brinsley guest instructor

21 Jul 2012

Sensei John Brinsley, 5th dan of Hombu Dojo, will be teaching at Aikido Daiwa. Please join us this coming Sunday July 29th, at 10:15am for this special occasion.


Zazen Added

21 Jul 2012

On both Monday and Tuesday evenings, there will be Zazen meditation following the body arts classes. The regular aikido classes will end around 8:15, and the Zazen will follow. Bring a zafu (small pillow) if you have one - there are loaners available.


Didier Boyet Shihan Seminar this weekend

06 Apr 2012

Image of Flyer for Didier Boyet Sensei Seminar at Aikido Daiwa and North County Aikikai, March 2015

Didier Boyet Shihan will be at North County Aikikai this weekend for an Aikido & Iaido seminar. Follow this link for more information.


Contact Us

Aikido Daiwa
171 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
P: 818-843-4984
E: info@aikidodaiwa.com