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 45 years! 1973-2018 We have moved! Classes now at Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple in Seaside. (Enter through the gate on the left of the building and park in back.)
New physical address:
Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple
1155 Noche Buena Street
Seaside CA 93955
New mailing address:
Aikido of Monterey
P.O. Box 2540
Monterey CA 93942
We are in the process of rebuilding this website. Content other than "What's New" and "Adult Newsletter" may be incorrect. Please check here for the latest news and schedule information.
Note: Adult monthly dues now $70. Monday - Aikibojitsu 12 noon (1st and last Mondays at 2:00), Aiki-Kids 5:00, Adult General 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Tuesday - Aiki-Mites 4:00 (will resume with Fall session September 4), Aiki-Kids 5:00, Adult General 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Saturday - Aikibojitsu 7:45-8:30 am, Adult General 8:30 am.(Check "What's New" and "Adult Newsletter" regularly for possible schedule changes. The schedule calendar may not be correct.)
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
The techniques of the Way of Peace change constantly; every encounter is unique, and the appropriate response should emerge naturally. Todays techniques will be different tommorrow. Do not get caught up with the form and appearance of a challenge. The Art of Peace has no form - it is the study of the spirit.