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Samurai summer camp

Aikido Summer camp for your kids

Descended from the Samurai Arts of Japan, 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. Enroll them today!

Children will have the opportunity to learn and practice different ways of being powerful to be safe! The skills they will practice can help stop abuse, abduction, assault, and bullying.

Join Newport Beach Aikido for the ultimate martial arts camp for kids. Our Samurai Summer Camp 2024 is full of excitement and training for kids. Our chief instructor, Gentil Pennewaert Shihan (7th Dan), and his assistant instructor, Charn Pennewaert (4th Dan), Fukushidoin are dedicated to helping our kids develop skills for a lifetime. The Samurai summer camps are geared to helping the kids develop awareness, focus, and discipline. 


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Session Dates

July 15-18, 2024


Full day: 9-3 PM $395, includes meals

Half day: 9-12 PM $295, includes snacks

Early Bird Rate (Pay in full before 6/20)

Full day: 9-3 PM $365

Half day: 9-12 PM $275

New Students will need to buy a uniform (Gi) for $55.

All students receive a camp T-shirt

Please pay at the dojo via check (payable to Newport Beach Aikikai) or via credit card.

scholarships available through OCBCAF 

Apply for our full or partial scholarship program for your child by June 20, 2024. Applications are now being accepted. Complete the online registration form along with an 1500 word essay on Why Your Child Should Be Considered for the Samurai Summer Camp Program to


Christy Griswold

“Newport Beach Aikikai Aikido is a true gem. My two boys (6 and 7) just completed the summer camp. The kindness and expert guidance in this beautiful craft was top notch. They were patient when they needed to be and direct when needed. After only one week my boys hold their heads hirer and take more responsibility. I can’t speak highly enough for this family run business, husband and wife make such a good team. Stop searching this is the perfect environment for ALL kids.”

Skylar Mineshima

“The Samurai Summer Camp is also an excellent place for learning. My older daughter has participated for two summers and she loves it! Sensei teaches the students new aikido techniques, they learn valuable skills in identifying and protecting themselves dangerous people, and they get a lot of exercise. In addition to the great instruction, my daughter couldn’t stop talking about delicious the food. Ms. Charn provides the best lunches that are both tasty and nutritious. My younger daughter can’t wait to join in on the fun next summer.”

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.”

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!”


Begin your aikido journey

Contact us

(949) 553-0160 

2018 Quail Street , Newport Beach, CA 92660

Try a class for ONLY $35