Aikido the art of non-violent self-defense. We use the attacker's momentum and body mechanics against them. This means it is an art for everyone - you don't need to be bigger or stronger than your opponent. This makes us one of the most accessible types of martial arts, open to all people and body types.
Aikido is fun, good exercise, and builds skills like balance and confidence that are key in daily life.
We're a friendly dojo founded in 2015, with close ties to the national Aikido Kokikai Federation. The head instructor, Sam-Sensei, has been practicing aikido since 2006 and founded AKOC when she moved to town. We frequently have visitors from other dojos guest-teaching.
Our students are a diverse group, with and without prior martial arts experience. Our dojo is our family!
We are proud to be an inclusive and comfortable space for all. See our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion at www.villagedojo.com.
Our motto is "Minimum effort, maximum effect." Aikido is non-competitive, and everyone in the class works to help their friends be the best they can be.
Aikido is not just about self-defense. It helps with general fitness, posture, balance, and confidence. It brings relaxation into daily life and even helps with verbal conflict management.
And oh yeah, it's fun!
Our dojo strives to provide a safe, fun environment where everyone feels welcome and can enjoy their practice.
We hold classes two nights a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:30PM. All of our classes are adults (18+) only, mixed level classes. Beginners are always welcome!
Come see what are classes are about! We'd love to have you join us any time, either as an observer or participant. Please get to your first class 10-15 minutes ahead of time to introduce yourself.
If you've tried out a class or two but aren't totally hooked yet, this is a great low-commitment option. This package is only open to new students.
This is our best deal, perfect for people able to commit to most of our classes. We guarantee 7-9 classes offered each month.
If life is crazy and you can only come once a week or a few times a month, this is the package for you.
16632 Hale Ave #150, Irvine, California 92606, United States
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 PM