About Us

Aikido is a unique martial art that fosters co-operation, not competition. At Aikido of Berkeley, we welcome new students with diverse cultural and gender identities. We value community and inclusion, and believe that everyone has a uniue gift to share.

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Aikido is wonderful for kids!

About Aikido

Aikido is a martial art based not on destruction, but on blending with your attacker to resolve conflict non-violently.
Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei

Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei


A great warrior who rejected war, fighting and violence and chose The Path of Peace.

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

“True victory is victory over oneself”

O'Sensei believed winning at someone else’s expense was not really winning.