IMG_0122San Diego Aikikai is led by Chief Instructor Deena Drake Sensei and has several very experienced Assistant Instructors.

All of our teachers have trained and are ranked by both Birankai North America and Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan.  The majority of our teachers are certified instructors, having gone through years of intensive training with T.K. Chiba Shihan. Several teachers also have extensive experience in other Martial Arts, including: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Jodo, Iaido, and Tae Kwon Do.

The teaching staff at San Diego Aikikai provide high quality, martial Aikido instruction while always ensuring the safety of members.