The Aikido of Berkeley dojo is reminiscent of a Japanese temple, nestled in the heart of the city.

Aikido weapons (Boken and Jo)

  • Rank certified by Aikikai (the home dojo in Tokyo)
  • Frequent guest instructors and seminars presented by world-renowned teachers
  • Easily accessible on foot, by car, bike, bus or BART
  • Full amenities including shower and kitchen
  • Full Uchi Deshi (apprenticeship) program
  • A sprung floor contributes to the comfort and longevity of our training

Students advance in rank when they have completed the required minimum training hours and have passed a test administered by Feder Sensei and a board of examiners. The rank requirement worksheets below list the techniques that students are expected to know for each test.

Testing requirements

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