A private foundation has provided two of three years of the funding which makes our programs possible. They are "undergoing internal difficulties" and, instead of our third year of funding, may very well not offer even reduced support in the Fall. We will try to continue to open our doors to you regardless of your ablity to pay, but may have to close our doors altogether. We can continue if those who benefit from our work together choose to offer their financial support. Training at other dojos costs from $80-$100 a month, but we will trust and depend on your commitment, and the world that generosity creates. Please visit the Free Aiki Dojo Partnership page and create a recurring donation for as much as you can afford. Every person in our community is important to us, and we must rely on you to help us move through this challenging time.
12-1:30pm at UC Berkeley on Sproul Plaza - Weapons: bring bokken and jo
7am - 8am Fundamentals of Aikido 2.0 at Aikido of Berkeley (1514 University Ave, Berkeley) - This Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido class is perfect for both beginners and advanced adult students.
3-4pm Peace Practices class at Pacific Rim International School - Want to learn Martial Nonviolence while helping with Peace Practices classes for younger students, their teachers, and parents? If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
4:15pm - 5:15pm Fundamentals of Aikido in Eshleman.This Golden Bears Aikido indoor class happens in Room #240 Eshleman Hall (2457 Bancroft Way) at UC Berkeley.
10:00am - 11:30am Fundamentals of Aikido for Adults at Aikido of Berkeley (1514 University, Berkeley) with Brandon Sensei.
12pm - 1pm Fundamentals of Aikido 2.0 (ALL AGES) at Aikido of Berkeley (1514 University, Berkeley) - Children and adults (especially parents!) learn Martial Nonviolence together in this introductory class with Brandon Sensei.
We need your help!
We call on our community to help us grow! Peace Practices needs your help to teach "conflict done well" in the East Bay, at UC Berkeley, Pacific Rim International School, and beyond: locally, nationally, and then internationally. In order for use to continue, we absolutely must raise funds continuously. If you know someone who is a fundraiser or social entrepreneur who invests in essential projects, please connect them with us. Especially if you are training regularly in Free Aiki Dojo or Golden Bears Aikido classes, please set up an automatic donation for whatever you can afford through Association Building Community at http://abcglobal.net/Free_Aiki_Dojo_Partnership, and thanks!
Get your Peace Practices gi -- both lightweight and heavyweight!
It will help to support the Peace Practices project if you purchase our custom gi. In addition to the basic karate-style gi for kids and adults, we also offer a high quality gi top for adults (no white pants included) that is long enough to work well under a hakama (see me in mine above). Find it in the store here
Our Google Groups are mostly about weekly announcements. If you would like to be on the inside of the logistics email loop where the decisions are made about class scheduling, special events, and the future of our training community in general, please email my executive assistant at email@example.com and they will add you to the development list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven't checked out the Golden Bears Aikido Facebook Group yet, by all means go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoldenBearsAikido/
Some maps for locations:
Free Aiki Dojo (hosted by Aikido of Berkeley)
1514 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703