Learn traditional aikido
a flexible schedule for adults
Aikido is for everyone. Men and women of all ages, body types and physical conditions can practice the art of aikido.
Our adult aikido classes offers a flexible class schedule that is sure to fit everyone’s busy lifestyle. We have morning, lunch, evening and weekend classes (13 times per week). There is no limit to the number of days or hours you can practice each month, and some people practice twice a day. Our classes also include weapons training twice a week.
Practitioners develop flexibility, coordination, increased range of motion, good posture and better physical condition. Each student will train at a level appropriate for his or her experience. Both the execution of technique and the receiving of technique is practiced to fully develop the student’s abilities.
All our aikido adult classes are taught by Gentil Pennewaert Shihan. As the chief instructor of Newport Beach Aikido, our Sensei is passionate and dedicated to the art of aikido. His philosophy is to develop strong basics and understanding of how aikido. The adult aikido class is a mix of all levels. As a beginner, you are always paired with a senior student to work make sure you are safe and work at your own pace.
We encourage you to stop by to observe a class and speak with our sensei and students. Join us for a trial class and try an aikido adult class for only $25.
A special message: We are temporarily only offering lunch classes on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1 PM. All other classes are active. Please call to confirm our most updated hours if you are visiting the dojo for the first time.
Unlimited monthly practice, includes weapons training, showers, locker rooms
“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!”
“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.”
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
2018 Quail Street , Newport Beach, CA 92660