Aikido of Berkeley offers a full-time, live-in Uchi Deshi Program. Our Uchi Deshi program is modeled on the traditional Japanese system for full time, immersive training of committed students of Aikido. Becoming an Uchi Deshi means you are committed to full time apprenticeship of training and serving under the Sensei or head teacher of an Aikido school or dojo. 

Waking early to train while doing chores in between classes sharpens discipline, awareness as well as fostering a strong bond of community.

Through out the years many students have participated and have gained and grown through this intensive process.

If you are interested in this program, please email the Sensei to inquire.

Uchi Deshi's 2nd Kyu Exam