An effective self-defense does not have to be violent and destructive. The dynamics of Aikido allow for an appropriate response to challenging situations. Aikido gives us the choice of a hard or soft response, and the calmness of mind to choose appropriately. The techniques of Aikido primarily consist of throws and joint locks that do not require physical strength to execute.
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.
Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In-person classes follow all guidelines provided by health professionals. We are now allowed to have partnered training with face masks required only for non-fully vaccinated individuals. All students are verbally screened on arrival. Attendees must be symptom free and not have any contact with a known infection case for two weeks prior to attending class.
Solo training in the dojo is also an option for those people who still want to keep distanced.
Contact us for details or to schedule your first class.
Reviews on Yelp
I trained with Aikido Silicon Valley for about 5 years before life got in a way.. still hope to get back one day. Our dojo had profound impact on my life...
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...
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...
Bill Witt Shihan 8th Dan Promotion
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.