– Celebrating 30 Years of Aikido –

thirty anniversary

Orange County’s only full-time aikido dojo
Shin Do Kan dojo was established in 1987
Learn the traditional art of aikido

Newport Beach Aikido continues the legacy first started in Japan during the last century by the founder Ueshiba Morihei. The world class dojo is made up of a cosmopolitan and diverse group of students and is led by chief instructor Gentil Pennewaert Shihan, 6th Dan. He insures a high standard of safety at all times and provides a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of aikido technique and etiquette. We offer adult classes, children classes, and seminars to help increase your Aikido training and knowledge with visiting guest Sensei from Japan, Europe, and Australia. With showers, large canvas practice mat, and changing rooms with private lockers available, the Newport Beach Aikido dojo offers all the amenities for your aikido training.

Follow Pennewaert Shihan’s Seminars Around the World

aikido shihan summer camp
Big Bear, CA
Sensei Pennewaert in Belgium
aikido seminar

Discover why so many students love Newport Beach Aikido. From children to adult classes, our aikido dojo is dedicated to offering the best aikido classes for interested members.

USAF Affiliated

We are affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation and Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan. Also, affiliated with the Hombu Dojo (Japan), Shin Do Kan Dojo (Belgium), Aikikai (Australia)

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Learn about the Samurai sword from a master swordsman, Seichii Sugano Shihan who developed the Sugano Sword System. Purchase the Sugano Sword System 1 and 2 DVDs online now.

What we offer
Aikido classes for everyone

Aikido for Adults

Learn Aikido with our unlimited adult schedule and train as often as you like. Train and develop a true understanding of the basics of aikido.

Aikido for Kids

Trust your child to learn aikido at Newport Beach Aikido where kids develop awareness and skills to keep them safe.

Aikido for Beginners

Thinking of trying aikido as a beginner? Learn the basics of aikido and develop a full understanding of traditional aikido from Sensei Pennewaert.

Join us at Newport Beach Aikido and schedule a trial class now!

Always wanted to try aikido and learn the basics of aikido?

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