For more than 50 years, Aikido Ai has educated students in Whittier and Southern California. We are committed to helping students learn new skills and open doors to a new future. Visit us to learn more.
Why Train at Aikido Ai?
Classic training in Aikido and Tai Chi seeks the resolution of conflict, not only with others but also within ourselves.
Aikido-Ai of Southern California is under the direction of Sensei Frank McGouirk, 7th Dan, Shihan. With more than 50 years of experience teaching aikido and tai chi, and decades of training in Zen, his philosophy has shaped the development of many advanced instructors and black belts as well as countless happy students.
Students remark that they feel at home here. Instruction at Aikido-Ai is non-intimidating. Our highly respected and skilled teachers lead with a sense of humor and enjoyment of their art.
The dojo is a refuge from a hectic world for students seeking a commitment to self development. The friendships formed with fellow students can last a lifetime.
Our Aikido Instructors
Lives Dedicated to Learning and Seeking Wisdom.
Our Aikido instructors demonstrate the dedication to lifelong training as exemplified by the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. These photos are from our aikido classes. Click the button to see a short bio for each of our aikido instructors.
Our Tai Chi and Qigong Instructors
Helping Every Student Get Better Daily.
Many of our Tai Chi and Qigong instructors began their training as adults seeking health, stress reduction, gentle exercise, or other benefits that tai chi and qigong offers. They know many of the challenges that new students can be facing and want to help to overcome them. Click through to see their stories.
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6725 Comstock Ave, Whittier, CA 90601, USA