Aikido schedule: T/W/Th 7:30-9pm & Sat 10a-12

To register for Aikido classes, contact the City of Claremont's recreation center at Alexander Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd, Clmt, (909) 399-5490 or go online to


Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), to whom Aikido practitioners refer as "O-Sensei," was one of the world's most celebrated martial artists. His gift was to marry effective martial technique with a deep spirituality. A master of many martial arts, he brought out of budo (the martial path) a deep philosophical element. His influence on philosophical thinkers as well as martial artists has been profound.

     Aikido is an art of spiritual transmission. Although O-Sensei was a religious man, I do not mean to suggest that what O-Sensei transmitted to his students was a religion, but that he was moved to help people discover a deep reverence for life and "the spirit of living protection for all creation."           

                                                        Susan Perry

 Morihei Ueshiba O-sensei