Local Seminars and Events

Northern California (and the Bay Area in particular) has one of the highest concentrations of high level Aikido Senseis outside of Japan.  As such, there are many Aikido seminars that take place throughout the year.  As a service to our Aikido community, we will try to list the any upcoming Aikido seminars here in the Northern California area.  Please send information about aikido events to Community@rosevilleaikidocenter.com for posting to this site.

This information is listed purely as a service to our community and to the larger family of Aikido practitioners.  We highly recommend you contact the individual, hosting dojos if you have any questions or concerns.

April 2017

15     “High Five” Celebration @ Monterey, CA

Cathy Jaeger Sensei, 5th Dan, and Erik Haag Sensei, 5th Dan, both of whom recently achieved Kagami Biraki promotions, lead a morning seminar at Aikido of Monterey as a dojo celebration of their accomplishment.

Aikido of Monterey

21     O Sensei Revisited VI @ Occidental, CA

Annual program at CYO Occidental — a special, three day weekend seminar where leading CAA Division 3 Senseis (e.g. Nadeau Shihan, Wada Shihan, Denise Barry Sensei, Elaine Yoder Sensei, etc.) and guests (i.e. Mary Heiny Sensei) teach their interpretation of Morihei Ueshiba’s aikido.

City Aikido

22     Tahoe-Truckee Aikido Seminar @ Tahoe City, CA

Friendship seminar of aikido sensei from around the Lake Tahoe / Truckee area with Douglas Dale, 5th Dan, Takemusu Aikido Association; Jaimie Zimron, 5th Dan, Kahlil Johnson, 4th Dan; and Sally Jones, 3rd Dan.

Tahoe-Truckee Aikido Seminar Flyer

27     Mike Weber @ Sacramento, CA

Weber Sensei of Aikido of Wales returns to the Aikido Center for a 3 day seminar, starting on THU evening and running through Saturday.

Aikido Center FB Event

28     Wendy Whited @ Redwood City, CA

Whited Sensei, 7th Dan, of Inaka Dojo of Beecher (Aikido Schools of Ueshiba) visits Aikido West for a 3 day seminar.

ASU Whited

29     Robert Frager @ Santa Cruz, CA

Frager Shihan, 7th Dan, Head of the Western Aikido Association and former uchideshi under the Founder Morihei Ueshiba visits Aikido of Santa Cruz to help honor O’Sensei on the 48th anniversary of his passing.

Aikido of Santa Cruz

May 2017

05     8th Annual Aiki Horizons Gasshuku @ Monterey, CA

Annual three day seminar at Aikido of Monterey and the nearby Chataqua Hall where high ranking Sensei from across the California Aikido Association (e.g. Danielle Smith Sensei, Aikido of Monterey – 6th Dan; Vince Salvatore Sensei, Aikido of Reno – 6th Dan; Pat Hendricks Shihan, Aikido of San Leandro – 7th Dan; Michael Friedl Shihan, Aikido of Ashland – 7th Dan; Yvonne Thelwell, Aikido of Arlington – 5th Dan; Michael Smith, Aikido of Monterey – 6th Dan; Michael McVey, Yellow Springs Aikido – 6th Dan; Louis Jumonville, Hikari Dojo — 6th Dan; Dennis Evans, Aikido of Monterey — 6th Dan; and Ray Gardiner, Three Rivers Aikido — 5th Dan) gather and teach.

One Point Center

20     Western Aikido Association Seminar @ Palo Alto, CA

Semi-annual, two day training at Sofia University where senior instructors, including Shihan Robert Frager, teaches.

FB Event

20     Kayla Feder @ Stockton, CA

Feder Sensei, 6th Dan, goes to the New School Aikido Dojo in Stockton for a one day seminar.

FB Event

26     Christian Tissier @ San Francisco, CA

Tissier Shihan, 8th Dan, founding member of the Fédération Française d’Aïkido Aïkibudo et Affinitaires, and one of the leaders of the International Aikido Federation, visits San Francisco’s Suginami Aikikai for a three day seminar.

Suginami Aikikai

26     28th TAA Memorial Day Gassuku @ Tahoe City, CA

Bill Witt Shihan, 8th Dan, leads the Takemusu Aikido Association leading Senseis in their nearly annual training weekend, focusing on the Iwama aikido style near Lake Tahoe.



27     Frank Doran @ Redway, CA

Doran Shihan, 8th Dan, returns to Mateel Aikido for a two day seminar.

Aikido West

June 2017

04     Aiki Summer Retreat @ Lake Tahoe, CA

Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, Craig Fife Sensei and other senior instructors return to teach a week long seminar, moving from Quincy to Granlibakken Tahoe near Tahoe City.  Registration opens soon.

30     Cyndy Hayashi Summer Seminar @ Roseville, CA

Hayashi Shihan returns to Roseville for a two day seminar on Friday (6/30) and Saturday (7/1.)

FB Event Page

Cyndy Hayashi 2017 June Seminar

July 2017

12     Aikido Summer Retreat @ Santa Cruz, CA

A 5-day intensive seminar co-taught by Motomichi Anno Sensei 8th dan, Mary Heiny Sensei, Linda Holiday Sensei, and guest instructors.

Aikido of Santa Cruz

August 2017

September 2017

22     3rd Autumn Friendship Seminar @ Roseville, CA

A 3 day seminar with Yoshi Shibata, Dan Messisco, and Chuck Hauk.

Event Page

2017 Autumn Friendship Seminar

29     10th Annual Lake Tahoe Seminar @ Lake Tahoe, CA

A 3 day seminar with Richard Strozzi-Heckler Sensei, 7th Dan, of Two Rock Aikido and Linda Holiday Sensei, 6th Dan, of Aikido of Santa Cruz hosted by Aikido of Truckee.

Aikido of Truckee Page

NOTE: Images are temporarily used solely to help spread awareness of the seminars being offered at the respective dojos and their use here is not to signify ownership by the Aikido & Healing Arts of Roseville of any form.