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 40 years! 1973-2013
Women's Seminar at Heart of San Francisco
March 8 - Saturday, Women's Seminar at Heart of San Francisco Dojo. Linda Holiday
Sensei and Penny Sablove Sensei. More information on HSF website.
March 15 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
Frank Doran Shihan
March 29 -
Doran Shihan Seminar, AOM, 10am-12n and 2:30pm-4:30pm, $35/class or $60/day. See flyer.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!