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.
May 27-30 - Mt. Baldy Retreat. Aikido, Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Meditation. Lead by Frank McGourik Shihan. Danielle and Michael Smith Senseis included among 5 inspiring instructors. Go to Mt. Baldy Facebook for more information.
June 11 - D. Smith Sensei teaching at Heart of San Francisco, 2101 Mariposa St. 10:00 to 11:30 am
June 18 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
June 19-25 - Aiki Summer Retreat, Quincy, CA - Senseis Friedl, Five, Richardson, and Salvatore.