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 44 years! 1973-2017Encourage peace in your life, that of your child's or a friend's. Come to Aikido of Monterey. See flyer.
May 26-29 - Mt. Baldy Retreat. Aikido, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Zen Meditation...in the beautiful, serene mountain setting of the Mt. Baldy Zen Center. Practices are led by the Mt. Baldy monks and the sensei Frank McGourik, Cyndy Hayashi, Teja Bell, and Danielle & Michael Smith. Go to the Aikido Ai website to register for this unique, rewarding experience.
May 27 - Special Focus: Zen Meditation with Scott Stillenger. 11:45 - 1:00. Free and open to the public.
May 28 & 29 - Dojo Holiday, no classes.