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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Aikido for Adults


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Aikido for Beginners



Now Enrolling for the 2016 Samurai Summer Camp

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The Best Aikido Summer Camp

Every year, Newport Beach Aikido celebrates the memory of Sugano Shihan with an annual summer camp in the mountains. Students enjoy aikido practice in nature as we invite special guests sensei, meditation, aikido classes and great fun for the entire family. Learn more about the upcoming 6th Annual Sugano Shihan summer camp at Big Bear Chateau on June 4-5, 2016. Sign up here.

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Sugano Shihan Summer Camp