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
Seminar with Linda Holiday
December 7 - Aikido Seminar, and Journey to the Heart of Aikido
Linda Holiday Sensei and author - Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am - Noon.
Followed by a book signing and sale of "Journey." The seminar is in
celebration of 40 years of friendship with AOM and is offered at no
charge; a 40th anniversary gift from Holiday Sensei.
December 11- Bonenkai (Year-end party) - All-dojo family potluck party from 6-7:30
pm. Celebrate promotions and wrap gifts for the 10 Monterey County
foster children that we "adopt" for the holidays.
Yoga, "Mindfulness & Connection." The fourth of a 4-class series with
Gina Puccinelli. Wednesday, 12:15-1:15, $13 per class or $45 for the
series. See Flyer.
Last Class of the Year
Last class of 2013 - Winter Solstice, 108 Bows, 10:00 - 11:30. Special Focus Zen Meditation, 11:45 - 1:00.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
In our techniques we enter completely into, blend totally with, and control firmly an attack. Strength resides where ones ki is concentrated and stable; confusion and maliciousness arise when ki stagnates.