Dec 10, 2016 – Next Test Date

November 22, 2016
Good day everyone, first of all, we wish you a happy holiday week. There's NO CLASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY this Thursday November…
beach bokken

Utada Kancho Seminar Weekend

November 11, 2016
Osu! This weekend is our annual Utada Kancho Seminar Weekend. Here's the schedule below: Friday 3:00-4:30pm beach bokken training…

Next Test Date – Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 15, 2016
Our next test is less than two weeks away! Each class will be testing during the normal scheduled class time on Saturday. Aiki-Kids   …
shodan training

Kenshu Class Starts TODAY!

January 30, 2016
REMINDER: Kenshu class for advanced students of brown belt candidates, black belt candidates, and current black belts starts today.…

Dojo News


Photos from Payet Workshop 2015

February 25, 2015
Thank you everyone for another wonderful year training with Jacques Payet Shihan - 7th Dan, Yoshinkan Aikido. Below are a few photos…

Regular Scheduled Classes Are Canceled for Feb 17th

February 13, 2015
Good Day Everyone! Due to our once a year workshop with Payet sensei, all regular scheduled classes are canceled for next Tuesday.…

Jacques Payet Shihan SoCal Seminars from February 14th-18th

January 29, 2015
Jacques Payet Shihan, 7th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, will be making his yearly visit to Southern California from Japan in a few weeks.…

Aiki-Kids Testing on Jan 31st

January 21, 2015
Great Kagami Biraki celebration this year everyone! We had a great turnout and we were very pleased to see such excitement and wonderful…

Thoughts from Sensei


What Aikido Means to Me

June 2, 2016
What Aikido, and Getting A Black Belt,  Means to Me by Noah, age 12, Encinitas Aikido, Youth Black Belt received on May 31, 2016…

Aikido and Openness

May 9, 2016
The following writing was a speech given by John Pergakes during his shodan exam. In aikido, we do not compare ourselves to one…

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

February 10, 2016
Via Huffington Post by Tracy Cutchlow My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she…
aayush testing

合気道 Black Belt Essay by Aayush Shanmugam

December 15, 2015
合気道 Black Belt Essay By: Aayush Shanmugam (Age 12) For getting a black belt one of the requirements is to write an essay and…

Aikido Wisdom


My Relationship with Aikido

May 9, 2016
My Relationship with Aikido (by Lucia Evans) Aikido meaning the Power of Harmony, of all beings, all things working together. I…

Aikido Had to Be Felt

May 1, 2012
Aikido is often thought as mysterious for its effortless power. In Aikido, the goal is not to hurt another, but to unify with another…

Aikido Ukemi Clinic – how to do a proper forward roll

November 16, 2011
Most students have trouble with ukemi - especially when it comes to the forward roll. Some smaller children tend to put their head…

“Ki no Musubi – A Meeting of Minds” by Nev Sagiba

June 25, 2011
    To Melanesians, being of “one mind,” means exactly that. And this is why the more heavily populated Niuginis never…