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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,


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

Upcoming Events. . . . 

Local events are posted as dates become known!

Organic Training Circle (OTC), Spring Seminar

Hosted by Desert Aikikai, Mesa, Arizona 

March 4 - 6, 2022 

October 7-8-9, 2022
Organic Training Circle (OTC)/Agoge
Aikido Seminar in Las Vegas), Nevada


March 26-28, 2023 - OTC Spring Seminar at Living Well Aikido in Oklahoma