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.)
November 11 - Sunday, Doran Shihan at Aikido of Santa Cruz. 10-4:30. Regular fee $60. AOM Students $40 full day, $25 half day.
- Michael Friedl Shihan at Aikido Central Coast (San Luis Obispo). See flyer.
The Art of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba
Life itself is always a trial. In training, you must test and polish yourself in order to face the great challenges of life. Transcend the realm of life and death, and then you will be able to make your way calmly and safely through any crisis that confronts you.