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March 7-8, 2020

Thank you all for contributing to the success of the Grand Opening !!

Grand Opening Photos and Video link


Desert Aikikai Grand Opening … a note of Gratitude, March 10, 2020


Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and support the official dojo Grand Opening amid travel restrictions and the current, increasing health concerns of our nation.


Thank you to Dennis Belt Shihan, Sensei Patricia Belt and Sensei John Brinsley for agreeing to teach at the seminar and providing us with such awesome classes.  May we all continue to learn and grow from your teachings and words of wisdom.


A special thank you to those who ran errands, helped with registration, took photographs and video, provided snacks and chauffeur services---I am still overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness---thank you again from the bottom of my heart...without your help the success of the seminar would not have happened. 


And lastly, to those who sent flowers, notes and cards of congratulations... your well wishes were received with love and happiness.  I wish I could relay the joy you have given me in your beautiful and kind words.


I and the students of Desert Aikikai appreciate your continued support and willingness to travel and train with us!  Please feel free to come and train with us again!


To those that traveled for the Grand Opening, I pray your journey home was safe and uneventful.


With Gratitude,

Gassho---

Suzanne Gonzales-Webb, Sensei

Desert Aikikai




Testing on May 1, 2021


Promotion Congratulations !!

Roy M (Desert Aikikai) -  5th KYU 

Drew B (Summit Aikikai) - 4th KYU ! 


Great job!

A special Thank You to our ukes---

Nate, Katy and Brian for your amazing energy throughout the test! 



Past Events. . . .



   Organic Training Circle (OTC), Fall Seminar

   Hosted by Living Well Aikido, Oklahoma City, OK

   October 8-11, 2021


   Promotion Congratulations

     Roy M - 4th KYU, Desert Aikikai

     Chris H - 5th Kyu, Living Well Aikido

     Kyra J - 5th Kyu, Living Well Aikido

     Jennifer O - 5th Kyu, Living Well Aikido






 Deena Drake Sensei at Summit Aikikai

   Salt Lake City, UT   

   September 17-19, 2021


   Promotion Congratulations

     Elizabeth - 5th Kyu, Summit Aikikai.

     Brendan - 5th Kyu, Summit Aikikai

Nearby Hotels: (Distance to Dojo)

  • Hilton Phoenix/Mesa; 1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, Arizona, 85210-4923, USA (0.72 mi ); (480) 833-5555
  • Marriott Residence Inn; 941 W. Grove Avenue Mesa, Arizona 85210 (0.9mi)
  • Courtyard Phoenix Mesa,; 200 North Centennial Way Mesa, Arizona 85201 (1.3mi); (480) 610-0100
  • Extended Stay America – Phoenix/Mesa; 455 W Baseline Rd, Mesa (1.1 mi ) (877) 432-9997
  • Also try AirBnB or VRBO websites!!


Nearest Airports: (Drive Distance to Dojo/time):
 Phoenix International (PHX), 12 mi / 15min
 Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA), 17 mi/25 min