Welcome To Aikido of Petaluma

We are happy to announce that we are starting children’s classes beginning February 1st!  Find more information on our Children’s Class page.


Get your Aikido of Petaluma tee shirt here:  Our awesome friend at Aiki Comics created this fantastic design that they made available for purchase here


 At the instant a warrior confronts a foe, all things come into focus.
– 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:

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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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Dear friends, please see the announcement of the Classical Aikido Associations summer retreat sent to me from Wilbert Sluiter. Please note the registration and contact information on the flyer. ...

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