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Aikido of San Diego

A community dedicated exclusively to the martial art of Aikido since 2000.
Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 6th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

A community dedicated exclusively to the martial art of Aikido since 2000.
Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 6th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

Call Us: 619-993-2454

619 993-2454

Call Us: 619-993-2454





Sensei and a senior student jamming

About Aikido


The Japanese word "Aikido" means, “The way of unifying with life energy.”

You'll practice connecting and flowing with the energy of attack, and learn to play with it in ways that are graceful, powerful, and sensible.

Aikido should be considered "trans-martial," meaning that it's also a collaborative contact art, a complete path of personal mastery, and an embodied practice for working with ever-changing conditions, conflict, and stress. There’s no better or more complete way to stay fit in body and mind, and become a more fully developed person in harmony with life.

The art was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), known to students of Aikido as "O-Sensei." O-Sensei developed Aikido as an expression of his inspiration — that martial arts can be a path that affirms life and cultivates connection.

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Morihei Ueshiba - O Sensei - The Founder of Aikido

"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."

Morihei Ueshiba - O Sensei


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