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Ueshiba Kisshomaru

1921 to 1999 Son of the Founder of Aikido - 2nd Doshu

 

Was born on 27th, June 1921 in Ayabe, Kyoto. In 1946 he graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan from the the Faculty of Economics and Political Science. In 1956 he gave his first Aikido demonstration and started to teach to the public. In 1957 he published the first Aikido text book. In 1969 following the passing of his father he assumed the title of Aikido Doshu. In 1995 he received the Zui Hosho Medal from the Japanese Government. On the 04th, January 1999 at the age of 77 he sadly passed away.

aikido in culver city, aikikai, doshu

Moriteru Ueshiba (植芝 守央, born April 2, 1951) is a Japanese master of aikido.  He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Ueshiba is the third and current Doshu (hereditary head) of the Aikikai.

CULVER CITY AIKIDO

AWAKEN THE TRUE POTENTIAL WITHIN THROUGH THE UNYIELDING SEEKING SPIRIT

Haruo Mastuoka Sensei, aikido doshinokai, culver city aikidoHARUO MATSUOKA SENSEI

Chief Instructor

6th-degree black-belt

 

 

Haruo Matsuoka Sensei has more than thirty years of Aikido experience.  For more than twenty years, he was one of the highest ranking disciples of Shihan Steven Seagal (7th Dan).  In 2012 Matsuoka Sensei has received 6th Dan directly from the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

 

From 1989 to 1997, Matsuoka Sensei was the Chief Instructor of Tenshin Dojo in Los Angeles.  At the end of 1997, Matsuoka Sensei furthered his Aikido study by returning to Japan to teach and study directly under Shihan Seiseki Abe Sensei (10th Dan), who was one of the highest ranking disciples of O-Sensei.  Abe Sensei promoted Matsuoka Sensei to the rank of Go-Dan (fifth-degree black-belt).

 

In November 1999, Matsuoka Sensei returned to Los Angeles to continue his mission of promoting Aikido.  He is currently the Chief Instructor of the following Aikido organizations in Southern California: Aikido Doshinokai, Culver City Aikido Dojo and Ikazuchi Dojo in Irvine and the Aikido Program at The University of California of Irvine.  Matsuoka Sensei has also served as a featured instructor of the Aiki Expo and Aikido Bridge Friendship seminars.  Promoting Aikido all over the world, Matsuoka Sensei teaches at annual seminars in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, France, Russia, Spain and Italy.

ABOUT CULVER CITY AIKIDO

ABOUT

 

Formerly known as Aikido Doshinokai, Culver City Aikido is a modern martial arts academy focused on developing the mind and body under the guiding spirit of Aikido.  Classes are offered seven days a week covering Basic Aikido, Advanced Aikido, Weapons Training, and open mat practice.

 

FACILITY

 

Safe, Convenient and Welcoming.  Approximately 1200 square feet with additional space for male/female changing rooms, restroom, and observation seating area.

 

VISITORS

 

Visitors are welcome to observe a class anytime; or attend a trial class for free.  Aikido practitioners are welcome to attend classes appropriate for their skill level for a nominal mat fee.

 

 

 

 

[Attentive] [Challenging][Encouraging]

CLASSES

 

Based on the methodology of traditional Japanese martial arts, students of all levels train together and at their own paces.   This allows beginners to improve quickly by working hand-in-hand with senior students and instructors.

SELF-DEFENSE, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND AWARENESS

CLASS SCHEDULE

MON

 

6:30 - 7:30 PM

beginner

7:30 - 8:30 PM

mixed

 

6:30 - 7:30 PM

beginner

8:45 - 9:45 PM

open mat

7:30 - 8:45 PM

intermediate

 

TUE

7:30 - 8:30 PM

beginner

6:30 - 7:30 PM

kids

8 - 9 AM

mixed

 

WED

6:30 - 7:30 PM

beginner

8:45 - 9:45 PM

open mat

7:30 - 8:45 PM

intermediate

 

THUR

6:30 - 7:30 PM

beginner

7:30 - 8:30 PM

mixed

8:45 - 9:45 PM

open mat

8 - 9 AM

beginner

FRI

10:00 - 11:00 AM

kids

11:00 - 12:00 PM

bokken

12:00 - 1:00 PM

mixed

9 - 10 AM

kids

SAT

12:00 - 1:30 PM

mixed

 

 

 

SUN

One monthly membership fee, train as much as you want, 7 days a week.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

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Intro Pack 3 Months

Monthly Membership

Optional Activities

Discount Packages

$265 + Uniform $35

Available to first time students of Culver City Aikido.

This 3 months trial package is a great way to start Aikdio.  It provides a realistic amount of time for the students to try Aikido and find out if Aikido is right for them.

Registration Fee

Adult

Student

Kids (age 6 - 16)

$65

$105

$85

$50

Advanced Classes at Culver City

Bokken Weekly Classes

Mat Fee (for visitors)

 

Test Fees

white belt 50

brown belt 75

TBD 2014

$25

$20

 

 

$50

$75

 

Annual Membership: a 16% discount is offered to students who prepay the entire annual membership.

Family Member: immediate family members of current Culver City Aikido students will receive a 50% discount on monthly or annual membership fee.

To make a payment, please click on the PayPal icon on the left.

DEDICATED CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Culver City Aikido offers a program designed specifically for kids between 6 and 16 years of age.   In a fun and educational environment, the Aiki-Kids program develops physical fitness, mental discipline, courage and character.

 

The unique nature of Aikido techniques is a perfect match for kids, emphasizing movement over brute force, and conflict resolution over aggression.  This type of martial arts experience helps children to meet the many challenges they face in both scholastic and personal development with calmness, confidence and determination.

 

With positive feedback and encouragement, each child is taught the core concepts of Aikido, as well as how to apply these skills in everyday life.

 

Benefits of Aikido Training for Kids and Teens:

 

Self-Confidence

Discipline & Focus

Improved Social Skills

Greater Flexibility, Stamina and Awareness

Practical Self-Defense Skills

CONTACT

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CULVER CITY AIKIDO IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE AIKIDO DOSHINOKAI ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

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P. 310 765-4769

F. 310 476-5472

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10816 W Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232