Newport Beach aikikai Dojo

Experience Traditional Aikido

2018 Quail Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Call: (949) 553-0160

Try a CLASS FOR only $35

Whether you’re an experienced martial artist or a newcomer to the art, we invite you to join us and try a class for only $35. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to schedule your first class.

Our programs

Adults Class

Children’s Class

Weapons Training

Aikido Seminars

Samurai Summer Camp

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Aikido gives kids the skills to develop greater confidence and self-awareness. Loaded with tons of Aikido techniques, exercises, games, and drills to increase stranger approaches, your little Samurai will enjoy learning valuable skills all summer long. 

 Orange County’s

#1 Rated Aikido dojo

Learn the traditional art of aikido with chief instructor – Gentil Pennewaert Shihan. 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, 7th Dan. He ensures 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, seminars, and summer camps 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

Featured Programs

We know you live a busy life. Which is why our dojo holds morning, lunch and evening classes throughout the week. Select the desired class below to browse our schedules and monthly rates.  

Morning Class

Perfect for the busy working professional looking to get a morning workout in just before the daily grind begins. 

Evening Class

Unwind and destress with our evening class, our most popular class of the day.

Lunch Class

Take a break from your busy work day and drop in for a shortened 45-minute lunch class. 

Aikido Mastery Channel

Gain exclusive access to the latest content in the AIKIDO MASTERY CHANNEL with your monthly membership opens the door to a treasure trove of instructional videos. Your membership ensures unlimited access to all our enriching content, empowering you to enhance your Aikido skills at your own pace. This channel is sponsored by the Orange County Beach Cities Aikido Foundation (OCBCAF), and your subscription is tax deductible.

Aikido is a Journey

Listen to Kei Togashi’s Testimonial of Aikido and Newport Beach Aikikai Dojo. Click below to learn more about Pennewaert Shihan – Our Sensei.


Kei Togashi

Probably the most authentic dojo in OC.

Sensei has been an uchideshi before he opened his own dojo and has deep ties to Aikikai. I’ve been an Aikikai member since high school and the familiarity of the teaching at Newport Beach Aikikai should be noticeable by everyone who’s a member.
Sensei is very tolerant to beginners as well as people who have trained at other dojo as myself. There is equal emphasis on waza as well as weapons which is important.
Since many aikido principles originated from swords, it helps to have good deal of opportunity to learn bokken. The dojo boasts over 80 members and always having people to train with is a huge plus.

Tatsuaki Hatsukari

“Newport Beach Aikido is a great place to come and learn in a very family friendly environment. The class is very traditional and great for any skill level. My two sons (9 and 7) are in kids class and they also enjoy the learning in well disciplined practice. I personally enjoy Aikido to train my inner-core strength while learning fundamental self-defense skill. Sensei is very kind, patient, and professional. Highly recommended if you are looking for a dojo that offers both high-level spirits and respectful camaraderies!”

Anna Racheva

“I am so fortunate to have found Newport Beach Aikido-Shin Do Kan Dojo and Sensei Pennewaert both for myself and for my family. The adult classes provide a lot more than mere instruction in the techniques and skills of aikido. For me they also bring harmony and coordination between body and mind and are the source of new energy that always leaves me recharged and looking forward to the next class.”

Anthony Fiore

Sensei Pennewaert does an amazing job! I have been training for my entire adult life and we recently had Sensei out for a seminar and he was truly amazing. His knowledge, teaching style, and through understanding of his art allow him to connect with you and your students. We hope his schedule will allow him to visit us annually. If he is near your town do yourself and your students a favor and get there. It will be time well spent.


Begin your aikido journey

Contact us

(949) 553-0160 

2018 Quail Street , Newport Beach, CA 92660

Try a class for ONLY $35