Los Angeles, California

New Year's Seminar

 

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan, Aikikai

 

January 6-8, 2023

Welcome!

We are so excited to welcome you to Los Angeles to kick off the New Year together!

New Year’s celebrations are very important in Japan and are closely associated with beliefs of purification and renewal. We will be including some rituals during the seminar, as well as invigorating training sessions and stimulating conversations of course!

Looking forward to training together soon and starting off the New Year right!

About the instructor

Lia Suzuki Sensei is the Director of Aikido Kenkyukai International, USA, headquartered in Los Angeles and has been practicing Aikido for over 40 years. She currently holds the rank of 6th dan, through Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

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 those in their 20s and 30s.

Schedule

Friday

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Training
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm: Optional: Dinner at the dojo (By donation)

Saturday:

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Training
  • Lunch at the dojo (Included in seminar fee)
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm: Training

Sunday: 10am - 12pm: Training

What people are saying...

"Thanks again for the wonderful seminar in Weilheim!

It was especially interesting to do some things we had done on Zoom during the pandemic lockdowns, now with real partners. It felt quite different (e.g. A+B footwork with real partner).

Nevertheless, the Zoom practice was very good preparation.

It was also great fun to practice "Monty pythons walk“ or techniques "against the wall“.

I think everybody enjoyed it and hopefully this will be repeated next year."

Thomas Petry, Germany

"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, USA

Filmmaker

"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, USA

Senior Engineering Manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated

Registration

FULL SEMINAR: All 3 Days


Early Registration

$130 $100

 

Enter code NEW-YEAR-SEMINAR-EARLY at checkout to get the special Early Registration rate.

  

Early registration ends at 11:59pm, December 9, 2022.

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Registration

Registration for in-person attendance closes Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.

After that, registration will be limited to remote attendance via Zoom only.

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$130

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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 New Year's Seminar 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.

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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

$40 => $19

Enter code EARLY-NEW-YEARS-SEMINAR-2023 at checkout

Early registration ends at 11:59pm, December 9, 2022!

 

Classes will be geared towards our in-person participants, but you can join us remotely at any time throughout the entire 3 days with our VIRTUAL All-Access Pass!

Purchase the VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

Remote attendance

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

VIRTUAL All-Access Pass

$40

Join us remotely from around the globe!

Classes will be geared towards our in-person participants, but you can join us remotely at any time throughout the entire 3 days with our VIRTUAL All-Access Pass!

Purchase the VIRTUAL All-Access Pass