Our dojo was formed in 2012 as a group of Aikido instructors wishing to train together and offer Aikido classes for the Central Coast of California. Aikido Central Coast is located in San Luis Obispo and draws students from Pismo Beach, Atascadero, Morro Bay, and Paso Robles. We offer traditional training whereby the instructor usually demonstrates principle-based techniques and students then practice together under the instructor's supervision.
Through rigorous training, Aikido students gain confidence and evolve in their proficiency of techniques and appreciation of Aikido principles. Weapons training with the bokken (wooden training sword), the jo (straight staff), and tanto (wooden knife) is incorporated into the classes. The weapons practice fosters improved posture, focus, and execution of non-weapons Aikido movements.
We are fortunate to have several senior instructors with many years of teaching experience here in San Luis Obispo. In addition to leading regular classes, they train in each other's classes and see themselves as students pursuing the same goals as every other student, though perhaps at a more advanced level.
Our dojo is affiliated with the California Aikido Association with a direct link to Hombu Dojo in Japan (the Aikido World Headquarters). We welcome students of all styles of Aikido to visit and train with us. Please visit our Aikido dojo in San Luis Obispo to learn more.
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1166 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401, United States