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.
September 17 - Aikibojitsu Shodan tests 11:00, after Aikido training.
September 24 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
October 4 - New! Tai Chi Chih at Aikido of Monterey. Tuesdays in October & November. Two times to choose from: 7-8:15am or 12-1:15pm. $120 for 8-class series or $100 if pre-paid by September 15. More info in adult newsletter.