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.
April 25 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
April 26 - Tai Sai, (the commemoration of O'Sensei's passing), 108 Bows. Linda Holiday Sensei reading from Journey to the Heart of Aikido, dedication of the new Kami Dana and reflections on the recent visit to Kumano and Anno Sensei.
May 1-3 - Aiki Horizons - Nine instructors from a variety of backgrounds all gather at Aikido of Monterey, for the love of Aikido. Sensei include: Pat Hendricks, Shihan; Michael Friedle, 7th Dan; Craig Fife, 6th Dan; Danielle Smith, 6th Dan; Dennis Evans, 6th Dan; Michael Smith, 5th Dan. Register here.
May 2 & 3 - Saturday, 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 11:00-5:00. A multi-cultural fair at the Custom House Plaza. AOM will have a booth.
May 22-26 - Mt. Baldy Retreat. See Adult Newsletter for more information.