Beginner-friendly Aikido Classes in Berkeley!
Aikido Shusekai is an independent school of Aikido in Berkeley, California, founded by Nick Walker Sensei and dedicated to providing a supportive, inclusive, friendly, community-oriented environment for Aikido training.
We’re located at 2525 Eighth Street (near Dwight Way) in Berkeley, in Studio 12. Beginners are welcome to start training at any time – just show up at any class!
All new students (adults, teens, and children) get a free trial class. All teens and college students get a 25% discount on monthly membership.
Please contact us if you’re new to Aikido and have any questions that aren’t answered on this website.
New: Beginning Aikido Series for Women! Four Saturdays: June 1, 8, 15, & 22. 4:00-5:30pm. Learn the fundamentals of Aikido in a safe, supportive, fun class designed for the complete beginner. For women ages 14 and up. Taught by Monika Tippie Sensei. Click here for details.
Kids’ Program Expanded! Due to the success and rapid growth of our Children’s Aikido Classes, we have added a fourth weekly children’s class to our schedule. Our new children’s class schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm.
Saturday Beginner Classes: We now offer beginner-oriented classes every Saturday, from 2pm to 3:30pm. Our full class schedule is here (and remember, all of our basics classes are beginner-friendly).
For more dojo news, see our Events page!