Join Newport Beach Aikido and train as a Samurai!

Welcome to Newport Beach Aikido! As Orange County's only full-time aikido dojo, the Shin Do Kan dojo was established in 1987 to teach the traditional art of aikido. It continues the legacy first started in Japan during the last century by the founder Ueshiba Morihei. The world class dojo is made up of a cosmopolitan and diverse group of students and is led by chief instructor Pennewaert Sensei, 6th Dan. He insures a high standard of safety at all times and provides a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of aikido technique and etiquette. We offer adult classes, children classes, and seminars to help increase your Aikido training and knowledge with visiting guest Sensei from Japan, Europe, and Australia. With showers, large canvas practice mat, and changing rooms with private lockers available, the Newport Beach Aikido dojo offers all the amenitities for your aikido traning.

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Prominent aikido master Yoshitmitsu Yamada Shihan visited Newport Beach Aikido on Sunday during his tour for the 50th anniversary of his seminar series.

Shihan, chief instructor of New York Aikikai, was a student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, according to a news release.

"We are so excited to have Yamada Shihan celebrate his 50th-anniversary seminar at our dojo. Yamada Shihan travels the world spreading his intensive aikido training and knowledge and is a formative figure in aikido today," Gentil Pennewaert, chief instructor of Newport Beach Aikido, said in the release. "Shihan" means "master." READ FULL STORY