The Power of Harmony: Aikido Classes in Berkeley

To protect our community during the present public health crisis, we are on a modified schedule of masked, no-contact classes and online classes.

Please see the Events page for our temporary modified schedule.

AIKIDO is a martial art focused on acting with fluid grace, calm power, and clarity of mind in the midst of all challenges — from physical attack or conflict to cultivating harmony in one’s life and relationships.

AIKIDO SHUSEKAI is a community-oriented Aikido dojo in Berkeley, California, founded by Nick Walker Sensei and Azzia Walker Sensei.

We offer multiple classes each week for our adult students, and an award-winning Youth Aikido Program for children and teens, ages 8-15.

We’re committed to maintaining a training environment that’s inclusive, joyful, and grounded in the best martial arts traditions of respect and mindfulness. We are an LGBTQ-friendly dojo.

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

For more information on Aikido Shusekai and our approach to the art of Aikido, see this interview with Nick Walker Sensei. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or register here and show up at any class if you’re ready to begin your training!


Our Youth Aikido Program has won the Parents’ Press Award for
Best Martial Arts for Kids in Alameda County six years in a row!