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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



A weapons class at Aikido of San Diego, working with the bokken.

Class Schedule - Aikido for Adults and Children


Unless marked for kids, all classes are for the adult/teen program and open to all levels.
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
4:45-5:45 PM
Aikido for Kids
Ages 8-12
[Goldberg]

6:15-7:15 PM
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]

7:20-8:20 PM
Form and Flow
[Palm/Kustedjo]
12:15-1:00
Mindfulness
Adults/Public
[Goldberg]

4:30-5:15 PM
Aikido for Kids
Ages 5-7
[Goldberg]

6:15-7:15 PM
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]

7:20-8:20 PM
Form and Flow
[Poissonnet]
4:45-5:45 PM
Aikido for Kids
Ages 8-12
[Goldberg]

6:00-6:30 PM
Pre-Class
Tech Support

6:30-8:00 PM
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]
12:15-1:00
Mindfulness
Adults/Public
[Goldberg]

6:00-6:30 PM
Pre-Class
Tech Support

6:30-8:00 PM
Form and Flow
Mixed w/sticks
[Goldberg]

6:15-7:45 PM
Exam content
workshops on
various Fridays
See dates
[Goldberg]
9:00-10:30 AM
Form and Flow
Mixed w/sticks
[Staff]
New Member Support
Before open mat
by appointment
(adults only)

Open Mat
Organized weekly
in mid-afternoon
(adults only)

All classes are open to all ranks.

MONDAY

4:45-5:45
Aikido for Kids
Ages 8-12
[Goldberg]

6:15-7:15
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]

7:20-8:20
Form and Flow
[Palm/Kustedjo]

TUESDAY

12:15-1:00
Mindfulness
Adults/Public
[Goldberg]

4:30-5:15
Aikido Action Hour
Ages 5-7
[Goldberg]

6:15-7:15
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]

7:20-8:20
Form and Flow
[Poissonnet]

WEDNESDAY

4:45-5:45
Aikido for Kids
Ages 8-12
[Goldberg]

6:00-6:30
Pre-Class
Tech Support

6:30-8:00
Form and Flow
[Goldberg]

THURSDAY

12:15-1:00
Mindfulness
Adults/Public
[Goldberg]

6:00-6:30
Pre-Class
Tech Support

6:30-8:00
Form and Flow, w/sticks
[Goldberg]

FRIDAY

6:15-7:45
Exam prep
Various Fridays
See when they're scheduled
[Goldberg]

SATURDAY

9:00-10:30
Form and Flow, w/sticks
[Staff]

SUNDAY

No regular classes.
New member support and open practice
scheduled weekly in mid-afternoon

"Form and Flow" Class

This is our general class open to all adult/teen members. Practice focuses on skills in body and mind, applying and receiving technique, Aikido principles, and authentic embodiment. We transition into more complex work as it's appropriately needed.

"Form and Flow, Mixed w/Sticks" Class

This class includes the work we do with the traditional Aikido weapons system, and our ongoing creative exploration through the use of implements in our training. We primarily use the wooden staff and sword, but our work is not limited to that.

Pre-Class "Tech Support"

This is an open time before classes on Wednesday and Thursday for beginners to get some focused guidance on the most fundamental technical elements of training. It's not required for beginners to attend as basics are normally woven into regular classes as needed, but it's a valuable opportunity to focus on it prior to class. Come to work on things like a proper stance, body awareness, footwork, safe rolling and falling, handling wood swords and staffs properly, etc.

Exam Content Workshops

This is held on occasional Fridays for the purpose of reviewing techniques specific to exam preparation. All levels are welcome unless noted otherwise. Check dates on our calendar & events page.

The "Open Mat"

Our members self-organize this training get-together each Sunday—typically in mid afternoon. Work on the content for your next rank, or on some things you want to put extra time into, or use it to play around with some new ideas. It's up to you. New members who need some extra support may arrange for more experienced members to meet them before the open mat.

New for 2017!
Try Aikido for 2 Weeks


Are you new to Aikido? Considering joining us, but you really just want to try it for a couple weeks first? Here's your chance while the offer lasts.

Register below for your trial period of Aikido for only $49!

No uniform is necessary. Just wear typical training clothes for easy movement.

This offer is only available one time for adults with no Aikido experience. After a trial period, regular monthly fees apply and a uniform is required for training.

Choose your trial period

Joining Us

Registrations are personally done with Sensei. Please plan to register before classes, or at class ending times. Allow about 25 minutes please. If you need to register another time, just email or call for an appointment. We will gladly accommodate you.

Goldberg Sensei is normally at the dojo Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings, and various Fridays and Saturday mornings.

More about Sensei Goldberg and the Aikido of San Diego Teaching Staff

Training Visits

Experienced Aikido practitioners visiting from out of town, or locals who are full-time members in other Aikido programs are welcome. If you are here on business, visiting family, or on vacation, please come by to train! The mat fee is $15 per day. (Cash, please.)

Beginners sometimes ask if they may try a class… After either observing a class or joining us in an Aikido Lounge, a single complementary class may be scheduled if you still feel you need to "try it out" before joining us.

Rent Our Space

Large continuous wall-to-wall matted training surface

Our great facility is available for sublet when our classes are not in session!
Rates & Availability


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
Directions

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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 info@aikidosd.com
Phone 619 993-2454 (AIKI)

Dojo phone, during class hours:
619 977-2454

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