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A full-time dojo, dedicated exclusively to teaching the martial art of Aikido since 2000. Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 5th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

A full-time dojo, dedicated exclusively to teaching the martial art of Aikido since 2000. Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 5th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

Call Us: 619 993-2454

619 993-2454

Call Us: 619 993-2454



Evolutionary Aikido Seminar 2017

Navigating the Flow of Radical Change


Patrick Cassidy Sensei leading an Evolutionary Aikido seminar at Aikido of San Diego in 2012. Megan Palm, uke.

February 17-19, 2017 at Aikido of San Diego


"Evolutionary Aikido" is about the developmental processes available through the art of Aikido. It is a perspective on the art of Aikido, and not a style. It concerns not only the improvement of skills, but also a multi-dimensional transformation of ourselves. We look into what is our next step of being, and how do we make space for this new level of understanding, ability, and awareness to manifest. O-Sensei’s proclaimed realization, "I and the Universe are one," is the basis for Evolutionary Aikido practice. We face this and explore how to express this perspective of integrated unity in our Aikido.

The theme of this year's Evolutionary Aikido seminar is "Navigating the Flow of Radical Change." It's a timely topic, and an important place from which to explore Aikido (and ourselves) in the current world climate. Aikido students of all affiliations are welcome.

Patrick Cassidy Sensei

Patrick Cassidy Sensei is the Chief Instructor of Aikido Montreux in Switzerland. He spent seven years in Iwama, Japan practicing under the late Morihiro Saito Sensei, and was the founder and Chief Instructor of Aikido of Fresno. Cassidy Sensei's work in Aikido is inspired by a path of evolution and self-awakening, and offers an accessible framework for students to pursue the path of their own transformation.

Dave Goldberg Sensei

Aikido of San Diego's Dave Goldberg Sensei originally met Patrick Cassidy in Iwama, Japan where he was also training. He remained in Japan for three-and-a-half years, and trained under a variety of instructors. In 1998 he devoted himself to teaching Aikido full-time. Dave Goldberg Sensei's work in Aikido is dedicated to a life-affirming path in martial arts that connects us to the questions of life we all share.

Schedule & Registration


FRIDAY: 6:30-8:00 PM
SATURDAY: 10:00-4:00 with a break for lunch, 6:00 dinner & evening event TBA
SUNDAY: 10:00-1:00

Pre-registration ends Monday, February 13. Door registrations will be an additional $20. Secure online pre-registration is below.

If you'd rather mail your payment before Feb 13, please send it along with your email address to:
Aikido of San Diego, 6356 Riverdale St, San Diego, CA 92120

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A cool, classic video from Aikido Montreux.




Patrick Cassidy Sensei, on "The Misunderstanding of Conflict"




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6356 Riverdale Street
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