AIKIDO Empower Yourself

Accepting 10 Beginning Students

for the October Master Seminar

Fri - Sun Oct 24 - 26 at New School Aikido


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What is AIKIDO

The word "aikido" is formed from three kanji: ai meaning harmony, ki meaning energy, and do meaning the way.


Aikido was developed in Japan in the early 1900s by Morihei Ueshiba. He had a vision of stopping the cycle of violence utilizing a nonviolent method of resolving conflict. He called this method "aikido", the way of harmony.

Who We Are

New School Aikido was founded in Stockton in 1986 by Sensei John Smartt. His goal was to bring the way of harmony to the citizens of Stockton. Since founding New School Aikido, Sensei Smartt has taught this revolutionary martial art of self-defense to hundreds of students.

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