AKI USA Annual Summer Camp

in Los Angeles

 

August 9-13

 

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan, Aikikai

 

  • All-Levels Aikido Classes
  • Yudansha Aikido Classes
  • Teacher Training Theory
  • Teacher Training Practicum

 

Both in-person, as well as remote attendance options available.

Welcome!

We are so excited to welcome you to Los Angeles for our annual summer camp!

Since reopening after the COVID lockdowns, the landscape has really changed! More women through the doors, more white belts, deeper commitment, etc.

So we've been experimenting with lots of new ideas in the last couple years, with great results!

In keeping with this spirit of experimentation, this year will be the first time that we're offering a 5-Day Camp, rather than our usual three. And it's the first time we're offering Yudansha Classes, as well as our usual, All-Levels Classes.

There will also be Teacher Training Theory & Practicum classes for Yudansha.

Check all the details below.

Looking forward to training together soon!

Lia Suzuki

Chief Instructor: Aikido Kenkyukai International USA

*1st kyu and 2nd kyu students are also welcome to join the Yudansha Classes and Teacher Training Course. Register in the "Registration for Yudansha" section below.

About The Instructor

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan, Aikikai

Lia Suzuki Sensei is a senior student of Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan and National Director and Founder of Aikido Kenkyukai International USA. She's also the author of the book, "The Teacher", from the Aiki Dialogues.

She began training Aikido in 1982 with the renowned William Gleason Sensei. Then, for nearly 10 years, she lived and trained intensively under Takeda Shihan in Japan.

Suzuki Sensei's experience in Japan also gave her the opportunity to train with Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, the late Yamaguchi Sensei, and other notable masters.

She currently is based in Los Angeles, and directly oversees several dojos in her network. Suzuki Sensei travels extensively throughout the world, teaching at dojos outside of her affiliation, as well. She has taught in Berlin, Helsinki, Shanghai, New York City, and other cities around the world.

Suzuki Sensei's classes are active but meditative, and fun but intense. They focus on connection, posture and exploration. She encourages each individual participant to create their own Aikido, suited to their own body and temperament.

Her mission is to foster inclusion in the Aikido world and to increase Aikido’s popularity among youth and those in their 20's and 30's.

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan, Aikikai

Demonstration at Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura, Japan, 2019

 

Schedule

All classes taught by Lia Suzuki Sensei unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday

  • 9:00am: All-Levels Keiko
  • 10:00am: Yudansha Keiko
  • 11:30am: Teacher Training (Yudansha)
    • Review coursework
    • Q&A
  • 12:30pm: Lunch provided at dojo
  • 4:30pm: All-Levels Keiko
  • 6:30pm: Yudansha Teaching Practicum
    (All members invited to take this class and give feedback afterwards.)
  • 7:30pm: Yudansha Keiko
  • 8:30pm: Review / Refreshments

Thursday

  • 9:00am: All-Levels Keiko
  • 10:00am: Yudansha Keiko
  • 11:30am: Teacher Training (Yudansha)
    • Review coursework
    • Q&A
  • 12:30pm: Lunch provided at dojo
  • 2:30pm: Yudansha Teaching Practicum
    (All members invited to take this class and give feedback afterwards.)
  • 6:30pm: All-Levels Keiko
  • 7:30pm: Yudansha Keiko
  • 8:30pm: Review / Refreshments

Friday

  • 9:00am: All-Levels Keiko
  • 10:00am: Yudansha Keiko
  • 11:00am-6:00pm: FREE TIME
  • 6:00pm: All-Levels Keiko

Saturday

  • 10:00am-12:00pm: All-Levels Keiko
  • Lunch provided at dojo
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm: All-Levels Keiko

Sunday

  • 10:00am-12:00pm: All-Levels Keiko
  • 12:15pm: Testing

*Schedule is subject to change.

*1st kyu and 2nd kyu students are also welcome to join the Yudansha Classes and Teacher Training Course. Register in the "Registration for Yudansha" section below.

What people are saying...

"Lia Sensei spent years in Japan absorbing the essence of Aikido training and Japanese perseverance and grace from great teachers, and in turn she now transmits that depth of feeling to her students. Her fundraising and charitable works are exemplary, and she does lots with very little. She is admired from far and wide."

Nat McCully

Senior Engineering Manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated

"Lia Sensei changed my life. Her teachings in Aikido have had a profound impact on who I am today and continue to shape me everyday into a stronger, more grounded person.

Lia Sensei is truly a one-of-a-kind teacher. She is passionate to no end about Aikido which comes through in her thoughtful though very Japanese style of teaching. Her Aikido classes always leave me drenched in sweat by the end which I have almost never experienced anywhere else (except Japan!) They are intense, dynamic, and feel the way a martial art should truly feel, like a sacred practice."

Chris Coats

Filmmaker

Registration for Yudansha

(If you are 1st kyu or 2nd kyu and would like to join the special yudansha classes and Teacher Training Course, register here.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days


Super Early Registration Rate

$380 $300

 

Enter code SUPER-EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Super Early Registration rate on 5-day and 3-day options.

Super Early Registration Deal includes discount and gift!

 

Deal ends at 11:59pm, April 28, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$275 $217
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130 $103
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Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

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White Belts Registration

(Those who do not yet have dan rank.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days


Super Early Registration Rate

$255 $201

 

Enter code SUPER-EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Super Early Registration Deal on 5-day and 3-day options.

Super Early Registration Deal includes discount and gift!

  

Super early registration ends at 11:59pm, April 28, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$137 $108
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130 $103
Register

Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

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Registration for Black Belts

(If you are a white belt and would like to join the special Black Belt classes and Teacher Training Course, click here for consideration.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days


Early Registration Rate

$380 $342

 

Enter code EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Early Registration rate on 5-day and 3-day options.

  

Early registration ends at 11:59pm PST, June 16, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$275 $247
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130 $117
Register

Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

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White Belts Registration

(Those who do not yet have dan rank.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days


Early Registration Rate

$255 $229

 

Enter code EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Early Registration rate on 5-day and 3-day options.

  

Early registration ends at 11:59pm PST, June 16, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$137 $123
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130 $117
Register

Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

Early Registration Ends in...

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Registration for Black Belts

(If you are a white belt and would like to join the special Black Belt classes and Teacher Training Course, click here for consideration.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days

$380

Registration closes at 11:59pm PST, July 28, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$275
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130
Register

Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

Registration Ends in...

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White Belts Registration

(Those who do not yet have dan rank.)

FULL SEMINAR: All 5 Days

$255

Registration closes at 11:59pm PST, July 28, 2023.

Register Now For All 5 Days

Can't make it all five days?

Wednesday - Friday 12pm

$137
Register

Friday Evening - Sunday

$130
Register

Single-Day rates also available. Click here to inquire.

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Waitlist

Registration for in-person attendance is now closed. Want to join the Waitlist?

Thank you for your interest in our 5-Day Summer Camp in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, registration for in-person attendance has ended. But you can get on the waitlist in case a slot opens up. Or you can also attend remotely, via Zoom.

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Registration for in-person attendance is now closed. Want to join the Waitlist?

Thank you for your interest in our AKI USA Annual Summer Camp in Los Angeles with Lia Suzuki Sensei. Unfortunately, registration for in-person attendance has ended. But you can get on the waitlist in case a slot opens up. Or you can also attend remotely, via Zoom.

Attend Remotely Via Zoom

What people are saying...

"Lia Suzuki Sensei is a highly qualified teacher of Aikido. She is one of the senior women in the United States in the art. Her training history is top notch and her instruction is powerful, clear, and personable. Very professional."

George Ledyard

Chief Instructor, Aikido Eastside

"The work that Suzuki Sensei is doing with her students is phenomenal! I've been to the dojo and trained as a guest. The dojo is spacious, the students kind and generous - and earnest martial artists."

"If you happen to live in any of the locations where Sensei has a dojo go and train. You will be glad you did. If you have children that are in need of a nourishing and fun environment - Aikido Kenkykai is the place to take them."

Tony Blomert

Author

Remote attendance

We'll have Zoom running for all classes for those who cannot attend in person.

VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

$75 => $53

 

Enter code SUPER-EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Super Early Registration deal.

Super Early Registration Deal includes discount and gift!

 

Deal ends at 11:59pm, April 28, 2023.

Purchase the VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

Super Early Registration ends in...

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Remote attendance

We'll have Zoom running for all classes for those who cannot attend in person.

VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

$75 => $64

 

Enter code EARLY-SUMMER-CAMP at checkout to get the special Super Early Registration deal.

Deal ends at 11:59pm, June 16, 2023.

Purchase the VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

Early Registration ends in...

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Remote attendance

We'll have Zoom running for all classes for those who cannot attend in person.

VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

$75

 

 

Purchase the VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

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