East Bay Kokikai Aikido is a martial arts school that teaches Aikido, a self-defense martial art. We use throws and pins to defend against striking and grabbing attacks. We apply techniques to deflect, throw, or immobilize one or more opponents. However, we do not rely on great physical strength to neutralize an attack.

Because we emphasize achieving “minimum effort, for maximum effect,” the ideal techniques feel natural and comfortable, requiring the least movement and the least energy.

Kokikai is a modern school of Aikido: our techniques continually evolve and become more effective against realistic attacks.

We are happy to welcome new students. No prior martial arts experience required.