“ Budo is not a means of felling the opponent by force or by lethal weapons. Neither is it intended to lead the world to destruction by arms and other illegitimate means. True Budo calls for bringing the inner energy of the universe in order, protecting the peace of the world , as well as preserving, everything in nature in its right form. ”
- O Sensei
Sensei Jack Wada is a long time friend of Noha sensei and has a new blog called “Takemusu Scribbings”. He provides some great insight into the recently found videos of O Sensei in his last year and provides a link to the videos on youtube. You can find his article here:http://jackwada.blogspot.com/2014/07/on-watching-osensei-on-video.htmlRead more
Saturday, May 17th, Open House. All classes are always open to all students and beginners but this event will be an outstanding day for who want an introduction to the arts. All three classes, energy, T’ai Chi, and Akido will review the history and basics. T’ai Chi and Aikido videos will also be shown. Come join and celebrate with usRead more
We are very happy to announce that the organization Aikido of Petaluma belongs to has been officially recognized by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Western Aikido Association was started in 2011 by Robert Frager Shihan. Please read the announcement on the Aikido Journal here: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2014/01/23/western-aikido-association-recognized-by-aiki-kai-hombu-dojo/Read more
Aikido of Petaluma is very happy to announce the promotion of William Misson to the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt). Bill has been training in Aikido since the late 60s and is the senior student of Sensei Bob Noha. Please join us in congratulating Bill on this wonderful milestone in his training.Read more
Aikido of Petaluma is very happy to announce the promotion of Charlie Stapp to yondan (4th degree black belt). Charlie began Aikido training in 1987 under Bob Noha Sensei and achieved his shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1994. He teaches our Tuesday classes and is a great benefit to everyone in the dojo. Congratulations, Charlie! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_BG4VyGVsw]Read more
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.