What is Aikido

"The Art"

Aikido is a martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei, in the early years of the 1900's. It is a blend of traditional Japanese martial arts studied by O-Sensei in his quest to develop an art that gives the practitioner real world choices when confronted by a violent attack.

By using the attacker's own strength and force, an aikidoka, as practitioners are called, is able to defend himself against violent armed and unarmed attacks using only the force necessary to protect himself and others from harm.

Benefits of Aikido

"Health and Wellness"

In addition to learning an effetive and potent martial art of self-defense, the aikido student will develop greater balance and coordination, flexibility, grace, self-confidence, and improved cardiovascular fitness, as well as cultivating new friendships.

About the Dojo


We are affiliated with the Aikido Association of America, a national organization headquartered in Chicago with over 130 affiliated dojo. AAA provides school recognition, rank certification by standardized testing, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops.

We proudly trace our lineage to the Hombu Dojo in Japan through the AAA organization, founded by Shihan Fumio Toyoda.

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Aikido of North County Dojo is located in northern San Diego County, 5 miles east of Interstate 5 at 1310 N. Melrose Drive, Suite E in the City of Vista, California. (Click Here For MAP)