Aikido of San Diego logo
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

An Evolutionary Aikido seminar at Aikido of San Diego

Calendar & Events - Aikido Seminars in San Diego

Here you will find dates and announcements about workshops, retreats, dojo community events, exam dates, holiday closures, and anything else related to what's happening at Aikido of San Diego.

June 30, 2018 Friendship training with Lisa Tomoleoni, Lia Suzuki, and Dave Goldberg.
May 28, 2018 Dojo closed for Memorial Day.
May 25, 2018 Improvisational jam session 6:30-8:00.
May 19, 2018 Sensei teaches at 9:00. Exams after class. Workshop after exams.
April 13, 2018 Improvisational jam session 6:30-8:00.
March 17, 2018 Skills workshop with Goldberg Sensei from 9:00-12:00.
March 2, 2018 Improvisational jam session 6:30-8:00.
February 16-18, 2018 Evolutionary Aikido 2018 with Patrick Cassidy & Dave Goldberg.
January 20, 2018 Breakfast with Pemberley. Free open class for adults at 9:00.
January 5, 2018 Improvisational jam session 6:30-8:00.
January 3, 2018 Special New Year training 6:15-8:15.
December 9, 2017 Exams and holiday party after regular class!
October 28-29, 2017 "Form, Flow, and Freedom" with Dan Messisco & Dave Goldberg
August 25-27, 2017 Goldberg Sensei co-instructing "Touched By Aikido" in Los Angeles. Road trip!
June 17, 2017 Exams after class & summer party!
May 20, 2017 Goldberg Sensei leading "Authentic Form-Timeless Flow" near Denver, CO.
Aikido seminars and events at Aikido of San Diego

Recent Promotions

Circle of Aikido students after exams

Congratulations to the following Aikidoists for their promotions!

February 17, 2018:
Jay Palm, 3 Dan
Linda Eskin, 2 Dan
Michael McCabe, 1 Dan
Doug Hooton, 1 Dan
Chloe Cisneros, 1 Dan
Will Garrington, 1 Dan

February 12, 2018:
Liam Manzo, Purple Belt (youth)
Lucas Trang, Purple Belt (youth)
Sammy Rivera, Green Belt (youth)
Amaya Pfister, Orange Belt (youth)
Matthew Nagal, Orange Belt (youth)
Noah Lee, Yellow Belt (youth)
Madeleine Gradek, Yellow Belt (youth)

December 9, 2017:
Sean Daley, 1 Kyu
Christian Berger, 3 Kyu
Alex Berger, 4 Kyu
Donte Wyatt Jr, Blue Belt (youth)
Jacob Trang, Blue Belt (youth)
Josh Perez, Orange Belt (youth)

September 30, 2017:
Amy Tarris, 3 Kyu
Rosalind Haselbeck, 3 Kyu
Timmy Royal. Blue Belt (youth)

Aikido of San Diego, formerly Aikido of Mission Valley, has been offering Aikido seminars, Aikido retreats, and Aikido workshops in San Diego for over a decade. We have had the privilege of training with many great instructors, including Robert Nadeau Sensei, Miles Kessler Sensei, Patrick Cassidy Sensei, Mary Heiny Sensei, Denise Barry Sensei, Kayla Feder Sensei, Teja Bell Sensei, Dan Messisco Sensei, and of course our own Dave Goldberg Sensei. Subjects have ranged from weapons retreats and exam technique workshops to major events in Evolutionary Aikido, connection, and personal development. In addition to hosting seminars at the Aikido of San Diego dojo, we have co-sponsored seminars with other San Diego area dojos, and groups of our students have traveled together to Aikido retreats and seminars throughout California.

Interested in offering your own martial arts seminars, yoga workshops, fitness classes, or exercise programs? Our facility is available for one-time or ongoing rental to any group with a peaceful agenda. Complete information about renting dojo space here.

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

Taking public transportation?
Use the MTS Trip Planner

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

Stay in touch

To get announcements and dojo news, visit and Like Aikido of San Diego on Facebook:

Get a sense for Aikido, and for the thriving community at Aikido of San Diego.

      Watch Aikido of San Diego Videos on YouTube       Watch Aikido of San Diego Videos on Vimeo

Unless otherwise specified, all content is copyright © 2000-2017, by Aikido of San Diego
Text, photos, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.