A Friendly Place to Learn Aikido in Berkeley

AIKIDO is a martial art focused on acting with fluid grace and serenity in the midst of any challenge, from physical conflict to the daily work of cultivating harmony in one’s life and relationships.

The Aiki Arts Center is a community-oriented Aikido dojo in Berkeley, founded by Nick Walker Sensei and Azzia Walker Sensei.

Our approach to training is grounded in Aikido traditions of respect, mindfulness, and mutual support.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or show up at any class to begin training! Your first class is free.

We’re located at 2525 Eighth Street in Berkeley (near Dwight Way), in Studio 12.

We are an LGBTQ-friendly dojo. For some thoughts on the philosophy behind our approach to Aikido, see this interview with Nick Sensei.