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 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.) See new schedule and adult Newsletter for more information.
June Schedule changes:
Classes on Monday evening as usual, includes opportunity to practice for the Obon Festival.
Tuesday evening class - 6:00-6:45, Obon demo practice.