Aikido is a non-competitive martial art. Students are encouraged to observe themselves, their partners and their practice space. This practice leads to awareness and sensitivity, as well as development of grace, skill, and endurance.

Beginner and Mixed Levels Aikido Classes

Aikido body art classes are open to adults of levels, men and women. Beginners’ classes are geared towards students with no experience in Aikido, though intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to participate. The practice is a partners practice, as each practitioner studies the techniques from two main facets: both applying the technique (Tori/Nage practice) and receiving the technique (Ukemi practice).

Apprenticeship Program: Kenshusei Program

We offer a Teachers Apprenticeship Program (Kenshusei Program).

This program is for those interested in training to become Aikido teachers or simply wish to deepen their training in a more intensive and accelerated program. Email or call for requirements.

Aikido Beginner classes:

Tuesdays 7-8 pm (Introduction to Aikido/Community class)

Fridays 6-7 pm

Sundays 8-9 am

Aikido Mixed and Advanced Level classes:

Mondays 6:45-7:45 pm Mixed level

Wednesdays 5-6 pm Aikido for Teens ages 12-18 STARTS 9/6

Wednesdays 6-7 pm Mixed level

Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm Kenshusei/Intermediate (3rd Kyu and above)

Youth Aikido

We offer classes for children 3-13, and teens 12-18 . Classes are dynamic and enjoyable, based on martial arts disciplines both physical and mental. Young people learn non-aggressive techniques, conflict resolution and selected Japanese traditions. Participants will have the opportunity to improve concentration, balance and awareness,and practice the values of respect, consideration and sensitivity through partner practice.

Children & Teen classes:

Mondays 4-4:45 pm - ages 3-5

                 4:45-5:30 pm - ages 6-8

                 5:30-6:30 pm - ages 9-13

Wednesdays 5-6 pm - ages 12-18

Thursdays  4-4:45 pm - ages 3-5

                   4:45-5:30 pm - ages 6-8

                   5:30-6:30 pm - ages 9-13


Weapons classes are offered to those who want to deepen their understanding of of Aikido and are open to current members only, with permission of the Chief Instructor. The weapons we use are

bokken (wooden sword), jo (wooden staff) and tanto (wooden knife).

Weapons classes:

Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm Intermediate level

Sundays 9-10 am Basics


Iaido is the art of sword drawing, and was practiced as the way of the samurai during many decades in feudal Japan. This martial art is practiced individually. We practice the Muso Shinden-ryu Iaido.

Iaido classes are available only by permission of the Chief Instructor.

Iaido classes:

Wednesdays, 7-8 pm

Upcoming Kyu Tests

Saturday, October 21, 6 pm

Upcoming Aikido seminars

Sunday, December 10, 12-2 pm

Friendship Seminar with Lia Suzuki Sensei

Please join us to another friendship seminar with local dojo.

Lia Suzuki Sensei, 6th Dan, is the chief instructor of AKI Los Angeles.

Recommended donation: $20.