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Founded in June 1999, Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento's aim is to promote and develop Aikido in the Sacramento County and surrounding areas and is located in the Community of Orangevale. Internationally registered with the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation in Takadanobaba, Japan, the school and instructors are internationally registered and are advised by 9th dan Shihan, Amos L. Parker.

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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.

Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento welcomes anyone with an open mind and the willingness to learn, practice hard and commit themselves to their training. Families welcomed and encouraged.


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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, Roseville & Folsom. 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.

Fair Oaks residence can now register for our classes through the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District.


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November registrations are now due. Please do not be the one dismissed from the mat because your registration is not up to date. Many thanks to all who have already taken care of this.

NOTICE: There will no class on Thursday, November 24th. Classes as scheduled on Saturday, 11/26.

High School seniors who are considering our dojo as their senior project need to click HERE for details and requirements.

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

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