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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

Membership at Aikido of San Diego includes all classes appropriate for your age and rank. We offer training for all levels five days a week. If you are looking for seminars, workshops, or other special events, you can find them on the Calendar & Events page.

All classes are open to all ranks
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]
4:30-5:15 PM
Action Hour
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]

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

6:15-7:45 PM
Aikido Lounge
Various Fridays
Open to public
See schedule
[Goldberg]
9:00-10:30 AM
Form and Flow
Mixed w/sticks
[Staff]
New Member Support
Before open mat
by appointment

Open Mat
Organized weekly
in mid-afternoon

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

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]

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

6:15-7:45
Aikido Lounge
Various Fridays
Open to the Public
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 the fundamental skills of giving and receiving technique, Aikido principles, and working with energies inherent to quality practice. We transition into more complex and dimensional 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 of the art through the use of implements in our training. We primarily use the wooden staff and sword, but our work is not limited to that.

The "Aikido Lounge"

This is a less formal gathering (no uniform necessary) held on various Fridays each month, and is open to the public at no cost. Generally, this gathering begins with a guided meditation before an Aikido principle is introduced. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for some movement as we will be exploring these principles in both mind and body.

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.

Observe a Class or Participate in an Aikido Lounge


If you are considering joining the dojo, it's highly recommended that you either observe a class or join us in an Aikido Lounge first.

There is a shoe rack inside the lobby for your shoes, and two rows of chairs near the mat for observers.

Sensei or another instructor will be happy to answer any questions.

If you are joining us in an Aikido Lounge, please be sure to arrive before the 6:15 start time.



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, various Fridays for the Aikido Lounge, and on some 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 with Sensei 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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