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OCBCAF Enrichment Programs

The Orange County Beach Cities Foundation offers a myriad of programs for the community and your sponsorship or donation is allocated to support the underserved families and individuals so that they may have the opportunity to participate and experience the Art of Aikido.

Teen Program Aikido

Aikido for Teens provides physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Aikido is unique among the martial arts because of its focus on philosophy and emotional connection. As your teen practices, he/she can both channel any aggression and learn to control his/her emotions as he/she learns to control his movements.

Schedule: Fridays 5:00 to 6:00 PM at Newport Beach Aikido Shin Do Kan Dojo. Tentatively scheduled for October 2022.

Fee: $55/person or $45/person for groups of 10 or more.

Aikido Shin Do Kan Member: Included in the monthly membership

Women's Awareness Program

Learn practical aikido concepts and techniques to stay calm in stressful situations and overcome your fear during times of crisis.  The Women’s Awareness program which helps increase awareness, self-esteem, and confidence. For ages 13 and up, the workshop focuses on harmonious exercises to empower women to respond confidently to any situation.

Schedule: 3rd Saturday of the month, 12-1 PM at Newport Beach Aikikai Shin Do Kan Dojo. Tentatively Scheduled for Oct 2022.

Fee: $55/class, or $45/person for groups of 10 or more.

Aikido Shin Do Kan Member: Included in the monthly membership

Senior Program Aikido

Aikido is excellent for active seniors who wish to  pursue more relaxed and controlled movements. Soft aikido movements strengthen joints and improve flexibility while connecting the mind and mind in this holistic approach to training. The Senior program is offered once a week during our 45-minute session and addresses the importance of  balance, body awareness, and cognitive function.

Schedule: Thursday 12:15 to 1 PM at Newport Beach Aikido Shin Do Kan Dojo. Tentatively scheduled for October 2022.

Fee: $55/person or $45/person for groups of 10 or more.

Aikido Shin Do Kan Member: Included in the monthly membership

Corporate Wellness Program

As more stress from the workplace rises, companies are looking to help their employees find work-life balance. Practicing aikido is an excellent way to relieve stress, stay calm and build positive relationships in the workplace. During the small or large group sessions, aikido offers companies looking to incorporate a mind-body wellness program for their employees. The OCBCA Foundation sponsors workshops  to develop an engaging team-building program for their staff. Aikido has been practiced and used in many leadership coaching programs. The concepts of leadership parallel the concepts of aikido. Blending concepts are practiced in aikido which allow a practitioner to work closely with his/her partner to foster a positive harmonious resolution to work/life conflicts.

Other concepts such as grounding, centering, and staying relaxed are essential in practicing aikido. During the group sessions, participants are performing light activities with a partner and learning how to feel, absorb, and redirect the partner’s energy.

Inquire for groups of 10, 25, and more.

Customized programs are available to suit the requirements of the organization.

Samurai Summer Camp

Descended from the Samurai Arts of Japan, Aikido gives kids the skills to develop greater confidence and self-awareness. Loaded with tons of Aikido techniques, exercises, games, and drills to help children better react against bullies, stranger awareness and predators.  Children will have the opportunity to learn and practice different ways of being powerful to be safe! The skills they will practice can help stop abuse, abduction, assault, and bullying.

4-Day camp in July and August for children for ages 6-12.

Teen Camp is also available for ages 13-17.

Apprentice Program

An Intensive aikido program which includes full-time training and learning the concepts of aikido. This unique program is dedicated to those who wish to go beyond the mind, body and spiritual aspects of aikido to develop a deeper understanding through the history of aikido and proper etiquette as a Samurai. Week long to month long programs are available upon request and approval of application.

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