Our Dojo

Located in the Greater Los Angeles area, TARZANA AIKIKAI is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (USAF), under the direction and support of Y. Yamada Shihan and Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan. Chief Instructor Rob Hyatt, 4th dan, is a student of Yamada Shihan and the late Kanai Shihan, both of whom are direct students of the founder of Aikido, O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.

Tarzana Aikikai is affiliated with and supports the United States Aikido Federation, a 501 ©(3) nonprofit educational institution created for the purpose of spreading and maintaining the integrity of the Japanese martial art Aikido, a modern, nonviolent martial art also known as the "Art of Peace".


O-Sensei

Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy.  It is the Way to reconcile the world, and make human beings one family.
Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)

Morihei Ueshiba created Aikido during the 1920s. Known throughout the world as O-Sensei, or "Great Teacher", Ueshiba was an extraordinary martial artist who reached the highest level of mastery in the classical Japanese martial arts. As a young man he mastered Ken-jitsu (sword techniques), So-jitsu (spear techniques) and Ju-jitsu (unarmed body techniques), and became one of the most renowned martial artists of his day.

A deeply spiritual man, O-Sensei transmuted his technical mastery of traditional martial arts into a new martial art. He called Aikido the Art of Peace and maintained that Budo or "Martial Way" is a work of love, a path to overcome discord in ourselves and bring peace to the world.

 


Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, 8th dan

New England Aikikai (1939-2004)

 


Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, 8th dan, Chairman of the Board of the United States Aikido Federation

New York Aikikai

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18580 B Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356