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
Aiki Mites Summer Break
August 20-September 3- Aiki Mites End of Summer Break. Classes resume September 10.
Labor Day Holiday
August 31 & September 1- No classes Sunday & Monday. Have a great weekend!
September 6- Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
The penetrating brilliance of swords
Wielded by followers of the Way
Strikes at the evil enemy
Lurking deep within
Their own souls and bodies