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.
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 42 years! 1973-2015Encourage peace in your life, that of your child's or a friend's. Come to Aikido of Monterey. See flyer.
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
December 5 - Saturday, noon to 4:30, Danielle Smith Sensei at Central Coast Aikido, San Luis Obispo.
December 16 - Bonenkai - Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. (See Adult Newsletter for more information.)
December 19 - Winter Solstice, Saturday, 10-11 am, 108 bows, final class of 2015
December 19 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
December 20-31 - Winter dojo holiday. Dojo closed.
News - Fundraiser for the West family who lost their home in the Tasajara fire, continues - see Adult or Youth Program Newsletter or click here.