Reach out and let us know you're interested, or just come by to watch a class and chat. You're always welcome! Read our community handbook and learn more before you even come.
Once you have at least visited and spoken with us you are invited to be a member. At that point, complete the membership agreement form below. We'll send an invoice and you're on your way!
Nothing is needed to begin. You can wear sweats for your first weeks, and we have plenty of extra sticks for Saturday morning classes at the the park. When you're ready for a uniform, let us know and we'll help you get a quality, affordable one. Same with sticks. Uniforms for the youth program may be purchased here.
We are fortunate to have a number of sponsors who value Aikido, and wish to bring it to people high on interest and low on cash. If that's you, don't hesitate to inquire today! Some of the positions are designated for women, and some are non-specific. Contact Goldberg Sensei to inquire/apply. *Applies to adult members only.
Trial classes need to be scheduled with us in advance. Click the button below to schedule or ask a question.
2667 Camino Del Rio South (Suite 215), San Diego, California 92108, United States
The vast majority of commonly known martial arts focus on a competitive relationship with conflict, and forceful solutions that mainly involve blocking, hitting, and injury. Aikido focuses on circular movement that blends with attack, and redirects it without force or harm. Aikido teaches us to work WITH the conditions of conflict rather than against them. The art's relationship with conflict is collaborative.
On average, about 5-7 years. Sometimes it's less, and sometimes more. It really depends on your frequency and level of commitment.
We offer family registrations a monthly $10 discount per additional individual, and that's it. We do have a number of sponsored memberships available for adults who are highly motivated and don't have the financial means to participate. Contact Sensei to inquire and/or apply for a sponsored membership.
We consider styles to be self-imposed limitations on a bigger picture. Aikido IS our style, and what that means evolves. With that said, we do have a distinct lineage and connection to the founder, Morihei Ueshiba.
No. There are plenty of intensive self-defense classes out there. We're more about your embodied transformation over the longer term, which includes self-defense, and much more.