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 41 years! 1973-2014Now - The Zebras are coming! AOM is acquiring new mats! See this Facebook link, or the Adult Newsletter for details about fundraising for the Zebra mats! https://www.facebook.com/events/923465117665603/
November 22-23 - Linda Holiday, Tom Read, Danielle Smith Seminar at AOM. Saturday: 10-1:30 - $45. 3:00-5:00 Aikibojitsu (Chatauqua Hall) $30. ($65 full day.) Sunday: 10-12:00 - $30. Full Weekend: $80. See flyer.
November 26-28 - Dojo closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. Don't eat too much...see you Saturday, November 29, 10:00am.
December 6 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.