Yoshinkan 'House for Cultivating the Spirit' was founded in 1955 by Shioda Gozo Kancho, a top student of Aikido founder Ueshiba Morehei O'Sensei (great teacher)before and after World War II. With full support of his teacher the Yoshinkan was responsible for the early spread of Aikido after World War II and has some 150 basic techniques, which are practiced repeatedly. These enable the student to master the remaining ones, which total some 3000 overall.

Yoshinkan Aikido is not a sport or religion. Rather, it is the development and strengthening of the body and mind; and the practical side of Aikido must never be forgotten. However, Aikido is for all, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or culture.

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We are located in the City of Orangevale in North East Sacramento County. Our hosts since 2001 is the Orangevale Recreation and Park District. Orangevale is bordered by the cities of Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Granite Bay & Roseville. We are approximately 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento, 1 1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe and minutes away from the American River, Folsom Lake and Lake Natomas.

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March registrations now due. As usual, please check with the ORPD office if unsure of your current status

Reminder that we will host Jacques Payet Shihan from Kyoto, Japan on Monday, 3/20 and Tuesday, 3/21. Members of his dojo in Kyoto and affiliate in San Diego will be joining him. Don't miss out on this opportunity to train with a direct student of Gozo Shioda Kancho.

Visiting from out town or looking for a new place to train? Visitors most welcome.