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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

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Aikido - Martial Arts Classes for Children

Children 8 to 12 Years

This class is ideal for San Diego families who want their children to practice effective and non-violent ways of dealing with conflict while enjoying a traditional martial arts experience.

Children practice Aikido techniques, falling and tumbling skills, and taking action that is centered and confident. We also include mindfulness meditation, and activities and games that encourage awareness, respect, and cooperation with circumstances in our curriculum.

Aikido is the perfect after school activity for kids 8-12, and an enduring investment in your child. The class is ongoing, year-round.

Children's Class Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Parents have the option of watching class, dropping off and picking up, or using our complimentary Wi-Fi.

We welcome you to download the Children's Program Handbook (PDF).

How to Register:
Children's Aikido

Simply visit the dojo, speak with Sensei, and sign up!

  • Membership (Mon/Wed): $90/month
  • Registration fee: $50
  • Training uniform (gi): $30-50

Introductory Package

For a limited time, get started with this introductory package, including:

Your child's first two months of membership, registration fee, and a training uniform.

All for only $200!

Action Hour - Kids 5 to 7

Children 5-7 years old really enjoy this class as they build foundational skills in body and mind, and use much of their seemingly endless energy.

  • Rolling, tumbling, falling, and safety skills
  • Centering and balance
  • Cooperating with circumstances
  • Blending with obstacles
  • Building body-mind awareness
  • Having fun!

Activities, techniques, games, and challenges are presented in playful ways to capture the interest of little ones while building valuable skills for life, fitness, and future Aikido training.

This class is instructed by Dave Goldberg Sensei who has twin boys who graduated from this class. Parents are expected to be at the dojo during this class. Enjoy watching class or make use of our complimentary Wi-Fi.

Action Hour Schedule

This class runs in 10-week sessions
Tuesdays - 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Parents and children are welcome to stay until 5:30 for some free play on our big mat

The investment is only $129 for the 10-week class, and includes a uniform the first time you sign up.

Register Online Now:
Aikido Action Hour

Next open term begins Sep 6, 2016

  • Uniform (gi) included for new students!
  • No additional startup fees.
  • An investment that will last a lifetime.

Online registration is removed when the class fills. Sorry, but partial registrations are not accepted, and the class is not refundable once it's begun.

Secure Online Registration:

Aikido Action Hour - Kids 5-7
Tuesdays, Sep 6 - Nov 8, 2016 at 4:30

Aikido Action Hour 129.00


Member - Wendy Craig-Purcell

Reverend Wendy Craig-Purcell

The Unity Center

"My children (now 22 and 16) have trained at Aikido of San Diego for nine years despite the fact we live quite a distance away. Familiar with many other forms of martial arts, we chose aikido for two reasons: it is an excellent martial art for adults and children, and it is grounded in a spiritual philosophy whose benefits extend far beyond the mat into everyday life. We chose Aikido of San Diego because it's the best dojo in the county and Dave Goldberg is the best Sensei around!"

Come See for Yourself!

You and your child are invited to visit the dojo, speak with Sensei, and observe a class!

A place to leave your shoes when you enter the dojo

You are welcome to observe any children's class. We kindly request that you plan to observe an entire class.

Guest seating area at the dojo

Aikido is a fun, healthy, positive after-school activity for boys and girls. Martial arts training for kids helps them develop confidence, self-discipline, respect, and fitness. But unlike karate, kick boxing, mixed martial arts, or taekwondo classes, which can focus on fear, fighting, defensiveness, and competition, Aikido classes for children emphasize becoming a more centered, balanced, compassionate, and happy person. Aikido training is low impact - it does not involve punching or kicking, which can be damaging to growing bones and young joints. Safety and cooperative training are emphasized in every class. Training at Aikido of San Diego is a life-affirming experience, helping to develop good character and life-long habits in youth, from little kids to early teens.

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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