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 44 years! 1973-2017Encourage peace in your life, that of your child's or a friend's. Come to Aikido of Monterey. See flyer.
April 22 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
April 26 - Tai Sai - Commemoration of O Sensei's passing. 6:00-7:30 pm.
May 5-7 - Aiki Horizons - Register now for all or part of this great seminar! Friday, 5:00 pm through Sunday, noon. Pat Hendricks (7th dan), Michael Friedl (7th dan), Danielle Smith, Michael Smith, Vince Salvatore, Louis Jumonville, (all 6th dan), as well as Yvonne Thelwell, and Ray Gardiner of Great Britain, (both 5th dan). Location: AOM and nearby location. Includes jo and bokken training. See Flyer.