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Aikido Silicon Valley
Martial Art, Self-Defense, Budo
Located in Sunnyvale, CA since 1998

An effective self-defense does not have to be violent and destructive. The dynamics of Aikido allow for an appropriate response to challenging situations; it gives us the choice of a hard or soft response and the calmness of mind to choose correctly. Principles of harmony, blending with adversity, and leading a conflict to a positive resolution makes Aikido applicable to physical conflict as well as daily life.
  • Learn skills for self-defense and for the defense of others
  • Improve physical health, confidence, discipline and awareness
  • Continually develop personal character through budo
We are located in Sunnyvale and easily accessible to the greater San Jose area. Classes are taught by Dojo Cho Alice MacAllister Sensei (5th degree black belt) and Bill Witt Shihan (8th degree black belt and Master Instructor).
  • Witt Sensei, Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

We invite you to join us on the path of Aikido.

Trial Programs

Experience Aikido with one of our trial programs. Classes are tailored to the student to provide a starting point regardless of past experience or physical condition.
Aikido Introduction
3 Free Classes
Individualized Training
Aikido Exploration
9 Classes for $99
Earn your first Aikido belt.
Includes a free uniform
Visitors are welcome to observe a class.
Contact us today to schedule a visit.

Reviews on Yelp

Aikido Silicon Valley 5.0 star rating 10 reviews
Vaishali C.'s Review Vaishali C.
5.0 star rating

Surprise and delight is my wholesome experience at Dojo. A casual walk-in two years ago while skeptical of learning martial arts turned out to be long term...

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Warren W.'s Review Warren W.
5.0 star rating

Always interested in martial arts, I was most intrigued by Aikido for it starting with weapons training right with beginners.

Went to visit this dojo and...

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Linda S.'s Review Linda S.
5.0 star rating

Great place to learn aikido. Sensei Witt is very kind, patient and supportive and the rest of the members are very friendly. I highly recommend starting...

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Location

631 Grape Ave, Santa Clara, CA 94087

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Bill Witt Shihan 8th Dan Promotion

Congratulations to Witt Shihan on his promotion to 8th degree black belt, the highest rank that is awarded by the Aikikai Foundation. Witt Shihan began training in 1967 in Tokyo and has become an influential member of the Aikido community. At the time of his promotion, there have only been about 100 people in the world who have ever been promoted to 8th degree black belt.

Witt Shihan teaches two classes a week at Aikido Silicon Valley. The students of Aikido Silicon Valley are very proud to call Witt Shihan our Sensei.
Witt Shihan hachi dan
Bill Witt Shihan receiving 8th dan certificate from Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba at Hombu Dojo (Tokyo) on January 8, 2017.