We are happy to announce that we are starting children’s classes beginning February 1st! Find more information on our Children’s Class page.
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Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
– 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:
T’ai Chi Students, we have started practicing the feather sword form. You can view one of Professor Cheng’s senior students, Ken Van Sickle perform the sword form here: