Welcome to Aikido Daiwa
Founded in 1979 by Sensei Jack Arnold (7th Dan Shihan), Aikido Daiwa has been teaching Aikido in Burbank and the greater Los Angeles area for over forty years. Sensei Arnold was a student of Sensei T.K. Chiba (8th Dan Shihan), a direct student of Aikido founder, Morihei Ueshiba.
While embodying some of the principles of more traditional Japanese martial arts, Aikido
embraces the physical practices of martial discipline and technique, which, through regular practice, work to unify mind, body and spirit. Aikido does not rely on force, but rather uses joint locks, throwing techniques and pins to control a person safely and without serious injury. Training at Aikido Daiwa includes weapons (bokken, jo, and tanto) training along with open-handed techniques (taijitsu). As a non-violent martial art, Aikido is especially well suited for children
Watch a Class
You are invited to observe any of our classes
to experience the power and beauty of Aikido. Come to the dojo
. Meet our instructors
and students. Questions are encouraged.
Try a Class
Join us on the mat for a free introductory
class. To participate, please contact the dojo and let us know when you will be attending. No uniform is required for the introductory class, but comfortable, loose fitting clothing is recommended.