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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 students training together

About Aikido


Aikido is an embodied discipline taught as (1) a practical way to handle aggression, and (2) a way to be with life creatively. It is both a martial art and an operating system for life.

Aikido is a modern evolution of Japanese martial arts in the tradition of Budo, and translates as “The way of unifying with life energy.”

You'll practice getting centered, connecting and blending with the energy of attack, and redirecting it in ways that are powerful, graceful, and sensible. Aikido is a complete path of personal development, and a non-competitive way to effectively work with ever-changing conditions, conflict, and stress.

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, 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 for deepening our connection with all things, and a way of forging ourselves as more self-aware, effective, and free people in harmony with life.

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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


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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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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