– Celebrating 30 Years of Aikido –
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.
Register for the 8th Annual Sugano Shihan Summer Camp
Nestled in the San Bernandino Mountains lies the majestic trees and beautiful lake of Big Bear where the 8th Annual Sugano Shihan Summer Camp will take place on June 2-3, 2018. Gentil Pennewaert Shihan will host this amazing 2 day seminar in nature as Sugano Shihan had always wanted. Now in our 8th year, Claude Berthiaume Shihan will be our special special guest for 2 fun days of aikido training, community dining, and testing this summer.
Save the date for June 2-3, 2018
Great for the whole family with a full training schedule for adults and kids.
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.
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.