"Journey to the Heart of Aikido"


April 2-13, 2014

with Linda Holiday • Chief Instructor of Aikido of Santa Cruz. California

Linda Holiday Sensei, 6th dan Chief Instructor of Aikido of Santa Cruz, California Linda Holiday is the author of the recently published book, Journey to the Heart of Aikido, praised by leaders across the Aikido world. A combination of memoir, history, and reflections on the heart of Aikido, Journey presents teachings of the founder of Aikido as conveyed by one of his direct students: Motomichi Anno Shihan, 8th dan. Linda Holiday is a close student and translator of Anno Sensei, and was one of the “first Westerners to live and train in the remote Kumano region of Japan, O-Sensei’s birthplace. Her Aikido seminars will include readings of brief excerpts from the book, as well as time for questions.




April 2 - Capital Aikikai - Silver Spring, MD www.capitalaikikai.org (6:30-9:00PM)

April 3 - Baltimore Aikido - Baltimore, MD www.baltimoreaikido.com (6:30-9PM)

April 4 - Aikido Centers - Sparta, NJ www.aikidocenters.com (7-9PM)

April 5 - Aikido Centers - East Hanover, NJ www.aikidocenters.com (10-12Noon)

April 6 - Aikido Centers - Lancaster, PA www.aikidocenters.com (10-12Noon)

April 7 - Bond Street Dojo, New York City www.bondstreet.org (6-8PM)

April 8 - Aikido of Park Slope, Brooklyn www.aikidoofparkslope.com (6:15-8:30PM)

April 9 - Aikido of Nassau County www.aikido4nassaucounty.com (6-8:15PM)

April 1 1- 13 - Shobu Aikido Boston www.shobu.org

     – (a weekend seminar co-taught by William Gleason 7th dan and Linda Holiday)


For info about the seminars: please contact the dojos listed above.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the events.