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Aikido techniques

A strong foundation in Aikido basics is essential for effective technique execution, safety, the development of martial principles, progression to advanced levels, and the integration of mind and body. It forms the cornerstone of a practitioner’s journey toward mastering this dynamic and harmonious martial art.


Immerse yourself in the art of Aikido and elevate your skills by delving into our exclusive library of seminars featuring the Gentil Pennewaert Shihan. Throughout the seasons—Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter—Pennewaert Shihan imparts his profound knowledge and aikido expertise.


Our archives of videos offer a progression of classes, allowing you to follow the development of skills over time. From foundational basics to advanced techniques, we’ve captured highlights from Pennewaert Shihan’s teachings during class with a mix of weapons and aikido hand techniques.

weapons training

Explore the world of aikido with a focus on weapons mastery. Engage in the intricacies of bokken, jo, and tanto practice to enhance your skills. Elevate your sense of timing, distance, and direction through dedicated weapons training. Coming in April 2024, experience the revamped Sugano Sword System videos. 


The Orange County Beach Cities Aikido Foundation (OCBCAF)  is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization Welcome to the Aikido Mastery Channel where you will find an treasure trove of videos to enhance your understanding of aikido and its many applications on  and off the mat. This channel is sponsored by the Orange County Beach Cities Aikido Foundation – OCBCAF, a 501 (3c) non-profit foundation on a mission to provide educational programs to enhance your mental and physical well-being and our communities. 

Gentil Pennewaert Shihan trained closely with Seiichi Sugano Shihan and through his development of aikido, Sugano decided to share his knowledge and expertise to the way of the sword. His Otomo, Gentil Pennewaert Shihan learned quite a bit being by his side for almost 30 years. One day, Sugano Shihan agreed to the filming in 1999 and we have just revamped the original version. Please watch, reflect, and practice at the dojo.


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“Thank you for your support of our dojo with your subscription of the Aikido Mastery Channel. As we live in a progressive age where technology can be helpful in reviewing aikido techniques and learning, it is still very important that we continue to practice at the dojo. The art of aikido involves feeling and an exchange of energy which can only be experienced on the mat.”


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