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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

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

Aikido of San Diego members.

Joining the Dojo

When you join the dojo you become part of an inclusive community dedicated to ongoing learning and development. Your monthly dues not only gain you access to our classes, they sustain the dojo, the ideals on which it's predicated, and further the work and energy that's cultivated through us.

Adult/Teen Program

Monthly dues are $115. For one monthly rate, go to as many classes as we have scheduled for you during the week. Join us in our weekly open trainings, too.

Attention families… each additional person in the household receives a $10/month discount.

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Aikido Youth, 8-12

Monthly dues are $90, and include both weekly classes for this age group. Many children have been with us for years, and continue into the adult program.

Each additional child registered in this class is discounted $10/month.

More about our Children's Program

Aikido Action Hour, 5-7

We offer three 10-week sessions of this popular class each year. It's only $129, and includes a uniform the first time you sign up.

This fun and lively class fills quickly each term, so register early!

More about Aikido Action Hour & Secure Online Registration

Ready to begin? Come In, Sign Up, Get Started.

Once you have decided to take this step, joining the dojo is easy. You can begin training right away.

Come in and speak with Sensei. He personally handles all registrations.

Please consult our class schedule to see when Goldberg Sensei is in. Plan to register before or after those classes. Allow about 30 minutes please. If you need to register another time, just call for an appointment. We will gladly accommodate you.

We invite you to download the Aikido of San Diego Membership Handbook (PDF)

Beginners - Special Intro Package!

For a limited time, start your membership with this great deal. Package Includes:

  • First two months of membership
  • Registration fee
  • A high-quality training uniform, or gi

Only $260 for adults/teens | Only $200 for kids 8-12

Not ready to join us yet? You are welcome to observe any class.

Observe a Class or Participate in an Aikido Lounge

If you are considering joining the dojo, it's highly recommended that you either observe a class or join us in an Aikido Lounge first.

There is a shoe rack inside the lobby for your shoes, and two rows of chairs near the mat for observers.

Sensei or another instructor will be happy to answer any questions.

If you are joining us in an Aikido Lounge, please be sure to arrive before the 6:15 start time.

View the Class Schedule

Aikido Demo at PETCO Park - Aikido of San Diego

Dave Goldberg Sensei and senior students Cyril Poissonnet, Jay Palm, and Megan Palm, demonstrate Aikido techniques at PETCO Park in downtown San Diego. Watch for the sneak attack!

Aikido of San Diego Retreat
Kayla Feder Sensei & Dave Goldberg Sensei

This dojo retreat and outdoor training in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego is just one of the many kinds of events available to dojo members. Aikido of San Diego is a thriving dojo community, offering seminars, workshops, open-mat practice sessions, and social events.


Member - Susan Zhang

Susan Zhang

I started training a bit after I started graduate school and realized I needed to implement some kind of exercise regimen for my health. Going to the gym really, really, did not appeal. I decided that I wanted to try something new and to push the limits of what I thought I could do – to expand my comfort zones a little.

Aikido is what I found after some research into the different types of martial art classes available in the area. I decided to give it a shot. I kept on training because it turned out to be a really good way to de-stress in between long hours in the laboratory – and because it's fun.

Morihei Ueshiba - O Sensei - The Founder of Aikido

"Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment."

Morihei Ueshiba - O Sensei

Aikido is not for fighting, or about becoming a better fighter. We train to reduce our habitual reactivity to situations, to resolve conflict in a non-destructive, non-violent way. Aikido training is not about strength, force, or extreme athleticism. It is available for all levels of fitness, all ages, and all body types. Aikido is a great activity for families, couples, and anyone wishing to develop as a more centered, grounded, freer person. We hope you will join us!

Visit Us

Observers & visiting Aikidoka are always welcome.

The dojo is 2 minutes from I-15 and I-8,
near Friars and Mission Gorge Rd

6356 Riverdale Street
San Diego, CA 92120

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Connect with Us

We would love to hear from you!

To reach Goldberg Sensei
with any of your Aikido
or dojo-related questions

Email to
Phone 619 993-2454 (AIKI)

Dojo phone, during class hours:
619 977-2454

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