Linda Holiday Seminar juni 2024

Seminar Linda Holiday

14 - 16 June 2024





It’s with great pleasure that we announce that Linda Holiday shihan, 7th dan, will be visiting the Netherlands again.

She is founder/senior teacher of Aikido of Santa Cruz, California, and the author of ‘Journey to the Heart of Aikido’. 

Linda sensei will build upon the separate training days. We encourage you to join us for a full weekend of Aikido practice.

Linda sensei will also be guiding us in meditation, breathing and misogi (purification) practices in the morning. The Sunday morning misogi practice will be in nature.

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*If you like to join but have limited funds please contact us.



19.00 – 21.00 Aikido


10.30 – 11.15 Shin kokyu / meditation

11.30 – 13.30 Aikido

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 – 17.00 Aikido


9.30 – 10.30 Misogi*

12.30 – 14.30 Aikido

Don’t forget to bring your weapons!

Seminar Linda Holiday sensei The Netherlands 2023

about Linda Holiday

Linda Holiday Sensei, 7th dan, is the founder/senior teacher of Aikido of Santa Cruz. For over 45 years, she has devoted herself to teaching and developing Aikido in Santa Cruz. She is the author of the book Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei.

In 1970, in the early years of Aikido in United States, Linda sensei began her study of Aikido as a first-year student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1973, she moved to Japan to receive instruction from the generation of Japanese Aikido teachers who had studied directly with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. She was one of the first Westerners to live in the remote Kumano area of Japan, the birthplace of O-Sensei, and undertake rigorous physical and spiritual practice there.

She trained in Japan for several years, studying Aikido and Japanese language, culture, and traditional practices. Those early years of shugyo (intensive training) in Japan inspired Linda sensei to dedicate her life to the martial art, spiritual discipline, and profound path of peace that is Aikido.

Location Dojo

All lessons will take place at Sportcentrum Valkenhuizen, Beukenlaan 15 in Arnhem. 

*Except for the misogi class on Sunday (see below). This will be an outdoor class. Location to be announced soon.

Bring your own lunch and weapons.

Location Misogi Practice

Misogi practice for the Sunday morning 9.30 – 10.30 class will be Grindgat, Rosandepolder 20, 6862 VR Oosterbeek.

Bring a towel, dry clothes and your weapons!
If you have spare ones please bring them as well.

N.b. It is not possible to park the car on the Rosandepolder road. Find a parking space in the area of Klingelbeekseweg. It’s a 10 minute walk to the waterside. Be sure to be on time.

Misogi – the practice of purification – is a way of restoring our mind and bodies to a state of purity. We will perform the shin kokyu practice that O’sensei used to teach in the beginning of aikido classes. It is a combined practice of meditation, movement, visualization, and breathing.

Before doing the misogi practice we will have weapon training on the beach. Wear your gi (no hakama)! After that we will enter the water in our gi-pants (no jackets) to perform the shin kokyu practice. 

Be sure to bring a towel and dry clothing. Have a dry gi with you for practice in the dojo afterwards. Showers are available in the dojo.

Organized by

Yatagarasu Aikido Utrecht

Our dojo is located in Utrecht and is a place for creating connection, positive energy, physical and mental strength.

You’re always welcome to visit us and join us for training.

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