Welcome To Aikido of Petaluma

 The techniques of Aikido are neither fast nor slow, nor are they inside or outside. They transcend time and space.
– Morihei Ueshiba

Announcement – John Stevens Shihan

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

Sat. Sept. 22nd at Bay Marin Aikido in San Rafael from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2 PM 4 PM.

Sunday September 23rd at Aikido of Noe Valley from 10:00 AM to !2:00 PM and 2 PM 4 PM.

Monday September 24th at Aikido of Petaluma 7 PM to 9 PM, dinner to follow.

Tuesday September 25th at Aikido of Berkeley 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, dinner to follow.

Wed. Sept. 26th Lecture at Many Rivers Book Store Sebastopol 7:30 PM

Please note that we will not be having classes at Aikido of Petaluma Saturday, September 22nd so that we can attend the class in an Rafael.


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.

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Sensei Robert Noha, Chief Instructor
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Aikido of Petaluma
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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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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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Had a great seminar celebrating 35 years of Aikido of Petaluma. Congratulations Bob Noha and thank you to the visiting Instructors.

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John Stevens at O Sensei’s grave

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