Aikido of Monterey has become a large part of the Aikido community since its beginning in 1973. We are affiliated with California Aikido Association (CAA) and Hombu Dojo (Aikido World Headquarters in Japan). More about AOM.
Sensei Danielle Smith has been practicing Aikido since 1973 and has been chief instructor since 1976. See about teachers.
Adult classes are held 7 days a week for all levels from beginning to advanced. We also offer an active program of classes for youth.
Visitors are always welcome to observe classes. See schedule for class times and levels. Beginning students are welcome on an ongoing basis.
Sensei Danielle Smith
demonstrating "koshi nage"
AOM Celebrates 41 years! 1973-2014
July 13 -
Congratulations, AOM Demo team! You well-represented Aikido of Monterey with your energy and ability! Thank you! (See pics in the Photo Gallery under Events.)
July 26 - Saturday, 10am-4pm at Aikido Ai. See the Adult Newsletter for more information.
August 2- Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
Each and every master, regardless of the era or place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit - love.