Aikido of Santa Barbara

Aikido classes for kids and adults. Feel free to come watch class.

Operating as usual

Photos from Aikido of New Orleans's post 04/26/2024

We had so much fun seeing Arturo Sensei! While we’re thrilled that he’s in a great city (New Orleans) and has a great dojo, we do miss him! Come back and visit anytime, Arturo Sensei!

Photos from Aikido of Santa Barbara's post 04/15/2024

We had an awesome time at the seminar with Penny Bernath and Patricia Hendricks. Thanks, San Francisco Aikikai and Southland Aikido, for hosting an amazing time with two inspirational aikido women.

Penny Earned: A Woman's Aikido Journey 04/10/2024

A wonderful and inspiring documentary about our long time friend, Penny Bernath Sensei!

Penny Earned: A Woman's Aikido Journey 360 Visuals, Inc. 10230 Hickorywood Hill Ave, Suite B Huntersville, NC 28078 Phone: (704) 756-8751


Field trip! Looking forward to summer camp!

Welcome everyone and Save the date!


Kanai Sensei was a huge influence on Sensei Chris’s early training. He taught a seminar at Aikido of Santa Barbara early on. We miss him and his spectacular aikido very much.

In loving memory of Kanai Sensei, who passed 20 years ago. Kanai Sensei's influence can be seen in his students all over the world, and we will continue to honor his teachings in our practice and in our hearts forever.


An absolutely wonderful seminar at San Francisco Aikikai with the founders of Aikido of Santa Barbara, Geraldine Louise Tremblay and W Xavier Staub. Great energy, thought provoking techniques and an all around fantastic time.
Thanks Lauren Lawrence Mallas, Fred Foote and the members of San Francisco Aikikai for a stellar seminar!

Photos from Aikido of Santa Barbara's post 01/18/2024

Today we took Osawa Sensei’s class at Hombu Dojo
Peachtree Aikido Atlanta Peter BernathPenny BernathBlue SpruellChristy Calder Baeza

Photos from Aikido of Santa Barbara's post 01/15/2024

Marking the one year anniversary of Yamada Sensei’s passing. He was our teacher and an inspiration with his joyous and vigorous teaching and those wicked nikkyos. RIP Sensei.



Photos from Aikido of Santa Barbara's post 01/12/2024

Aikido of Santa Barbara at Aikikai Hombu!


What an amazing seminar! Over 200 people from at least 31 dojos across the world joined us this weekend on the mat. Thank you for the heart and teaching of Yoko Okamoto Sensei, Steve Pimsler, Sharon Dominguez, Laura Jacobs Pavlick, Hal Lehrman, and Harvey Konigsberg. Congrats to the dan test-takers (photos coming later, all of them passed!), and thank you to all who brought tasty treats to the potluck. And of course thank you to Javier Dominguez for his beautiful photos (that you can't use without permission). What heart and energy we felt this weekend.⁠

It truly couldn't happen anywhere else. ⁠


You know a seminar is about to happen when Chris has arrived and Sharon is behind the desk and Yoko Sensei is here ready to roll! Getting ready for tomorrow! Welcome to New York Aikikai!

Photos from Aikikai Foundation 公益財団法人合気会's post 12/14/2023

Honoring the founder of Aikido


Join us!


So many great teachers!

The Florida Winter Camp Schedule is LIVE!


Video of the Americans and Australians at the Embukai at the IAF Youth Seminar!
Aikido of Cincinnati Kiku Matsu Dojo USAF - United States Aikido Federation Aiki Kai Australia - National Aikido Association Aikido of Santa Barbara Aikido World Alliance International Aikido Federation (IAF)

Photos from Aikido of Santa Barbara's post 09/16/2023

Our student, Ava, along with Yoko from Aikido of Cincinnati and Andrew and Colby from Kiku Matsu in Chicago, are representing the USA at the IAF Youth Seminar at the Budokan in Kyoto. One hundred ninety youths (18-30) from around the world are taking classes from Dojo Cho and Suzuki Sensei. Ava, Yoko, Andrew and Colby are having a great time. And we couldn’t be prouder!
Pictures of Day 1 and Day 2….
Aikido of Cincinnati Kiku Matsu DojoUSAF - United States Aikido Federation Aikido World Alliance

Photos from USAF Summer Camp's post 09/15/2023

Louis had the honor of being used for ukemi by Sharon Dominguez Sensei at USAF Summer Camp!


Leading up to summer camp, our student Louis Caron works out at New York Aikikai

Remembering Chiba Sensei 06/02/2023

We honor the memory of Chiba Sensei, who was a very big part of our dojo’s history.

Remembering Chiba Sensei We will use this photo once again to honor Chiba Sensei on the 8th anniversary of his passing. The relationship captured in this image between Yamada Sensei, Kanai Sensei and Chiba Sensei is what helped spread aikido around the country and solidify the USAF. It is with deep sadness that they are no....

Support for Patrick Marasciullo's Family, organized by Kerry Kelly 05/26/2023

Patrick was a student at Aikido of Santa Barbara kids program. Though it has been years, he’s still part of our dojo family. Please help if you can!

Support for Patrick Marasciullo's Family, organized by Kerry Kelly Dear Friends of the Marasciullo Family, This GoFundMe has been created to he… Kerry Kelly needs your support for Support for Patrick Marasciullo's Family

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Videos (show all)

Morgan randori
Philippe randori
First Kyu Testing, Spring 2019
Dino Attack at the test...
Peter Bernath Shihan uses kokyunage to warm up the class
Pat Belt Sensei dives deep into ikkyo
Friendship Seminar 2018 Friday Night Class
Malory Graham teaching in Santa Barbara
The Committee was severe...but fair
Deena Drake Sensei demos iriminage




121 N Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 7:15pm
Tuesday 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday 4pm - 7:15pm
Thursday 4pm - 7:15pm
Friday 6pm - 7:15pm
Saturday 10am - 11:15am

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