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Memorial to Stan Pranin

Stanley Pranin was an unusually gifted man whose passion for unveiling the intricacies of aikido history gave us all a vision unprecedented in our life time.

He tempered this passion with an ability to find balance in politics and unwavering insight into the great masters of aikido, especially the founder Morihei Ueshiba.

His humor and unrelenting quest for the truth in any situation is cause enough to consider him legendary.

In addition he was a dedicated practitioner and teacher of aikido with a flair for finding just the right angle or zone in any situation.

An honorable man, he is survived by his wife Yoshuko Pranin and two beautiful children, Johnny and Janette Pranin.

We will miss you Stan, but your legacy and wisdom will live on in the aikido world for generations to come.

Check out Aikido of San Leandro FACEBOOK webpage for amazing videos!

Effective 11/19/16, Saturday morning weapons class at Aikido of San Leandro is changing to 8:30am-9:30am.

Hendricks Sensei's 2017 Seminar schedule is posted at the bottom of this page.  

Here is a photo from the last friendship seminar.

Tuesday morning classes are from 6:15 - 7:15 AM.

Download descriptions of our training programs for kids and adults here:

Protect Your Kids When They're Alone (Adobe Acrobat format)

Train Like a Samurai (Adobe Acrobat format)

If you would like to submit an application to become an uchi deshi, click here to download the application and submit it to Sensei. For more information, click here.

Congratulations to Pat Hendricks Sensei for her appointment “as Shihan by Doshu, Mr. Moriteru
Ueshiba in accordance with the Aikido World Headquarter’s International
Regulations and Rules for Appointment of Shihan.”

Hendricks Sensei was featured on CBS Evening News on February 21st! Click Here to View Video

DOJO STORE ( Dojo Store)
Great Aikido DVDs for any Aikido or Martial Arts
enthusiast. We also offer uniforms, weapons, and t-shirts.

Biographical information on the uchi-deshi is included in the uchi-deshi section. 


Hendricks Sensei’s 2018 Seminar Schedule

Jan 13
Kagami Biraki - Aikido of San Leandro

Feb 24th
Division 1 training at Aikido of San Leandro

March 24th-25th
North Texas Aikido - Russ Alvey Sensei

April 21st-22nd                                    
Aikido of Arlington - Yvonne Thelwell Sensei


May 4th-6th                                         

Aiki Horizons - Danielle Smith Sensei

Aikido of Monterey


June 2nd-3rd                                        
Golden Triangle Aikido – Stefan Barton Sensei

June 29th, 30th, July 1st                      
Takemusu Aikido Salsbury – John Gorzanski Sensei

July 28th:
Aikido Journal Presents One Day Intensive with Patricia Hendricks (7th Dan)
Irvine, CA

Aug 25th                                             
Division 1 training at Aikido of San Leandro

Sept 21-23                            
Jirka Friedl Sensei.                            

Oct 6th and 7th
Sweden - Andreas Ebbelind Sensei

Oct 26th-28th                          
Modena Italy – Lisco Sensei

Nov 9th-11th                                       
Argentina - Aikido Jeo dojo- Jorge Olveira Sensei

Dec 8th                                    
Christmas Training/Party at Aikido of San Leandro


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