Welcome To Aikido of Petaluma

 A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.
– Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido of Petaluma has been offering gentle martial and energy arts for the pressures of daily life since 1983.  Our training emphasizes personal growth and development within the medium of a martial art.  Our instructors offer a supportive, joyful and diverse training environment.

Beginners are welcome and encouraged to observe and participate in any of our classes.


We are currently practicing the sword and jo katas Rinjiro Shirata Sensei transmitted to Sensei John Stevens.  Links to the Misogi No Jo and Misogi No Ken katas can be found here:

28,15,0,50,1
600,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
Sensei Robert Noha, Chief Instructor
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Energy process class
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Sensei Noha instructing in Yang Style T'ai Chi
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Circle Center practice
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Warming up at beginning of Aikido class
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The shomen at Aikido of Petaluma
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A student in Energy Process class
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Bill Misson performing Ikkyo
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Students perform push hands in tai chi
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Sensei demonstrating proper positioning
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Aikido students during rolling practice
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the class performing block, parry, punch
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Student demonstrate free form techniques
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Circle Center practice
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students discuss concepts in energy class
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Golden pheasant stands on one leg
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The shomen at Aikido of Petaluma
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Rolling practice at beginning of class
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Stained glass of Aikido characters made by Sensei's wife
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Aikido of Petaluma is extremely pleased to host Sugawara Tetsutaka Sensei as a part of his Northern California Tour. Sugawara sensei will be..

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If you missed the talk John Stevens gave 9-26-2018 at Many Rivers Books, you can find the recording here: http://www.aikidopetaluma.com/john-stevens-at-many-rivers-books-09-26-2018/

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We are happy to announce that John Stevens Sensei will be teaching classes in the bay area starting Saturday, September 22, 2018. His upcoming..

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Congratulations Mike Manka on your promotion to 1st kyu

Mike Manka did a great job testing for the rank of 1st kyu on Saturday, September 1st, 2018. Congratulations on a well earned promotion, Mike!

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The Way of Harmony - Aikido Practices | The Bod Edit

John Stevens Sensei was recently interviewed on bodedit.com where he speaks candidly about his recovery from cancer, how his Aikido training..

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