Fudo Shintai Aikido   

Terry McCarthy, Sensei 

Dojo of Corona


Allison Lim

Our Newest Sensei!


Allison Lim, is our latest student to come up through the ranks and gain her Shodan! 

Allison has the unique distinction of starting out at ten years old in our Junior  Aikido Class, transfer to the Adult Intermediate Class at fourteen, and four years later, qualified and passed her Dan test. 

Congratulations, Allison!

Practical Women's Self Defense

Practical Women's Self Defense , Taught by Elise Simmons, Sensei will begin again in March of 2018. This class will teach proven defense techniques that will work on anybody, regardless of size, weight and strength. Techniques are derived from the Japanese martial arts of Aikido, Karate, and Jujutsu.

Comfortable clothing is recommended, and please do not wear any unnecessary jewelry.

Visit the Classes page for more details and a link to the registration page.

A Brief History........

Elise and Robert Simmons laid the foundation of this school in the late Fifties. From 1958 to 1966 Bob and Elise worked with then famous martial artist and author, Bruce Tegner in Hollywood, CA. In 1964....(See History)


Morihei Ueshiba, O'sensei 

Founder of Aikido


Morihei Ueshiba was the founder of Aikido. His life was the thing that heroes and adventurers are made of. Enlisted in the Army during the Russo-Japanese War, studied Daito-Ryu under Sokaku Takeda (described as an "unparalleled swordsman in his time, and "possessing a level of skilled that was almost divine" ), joined Onisiburo Deguchi, the Guru of Omoto-Kyo and becoming a loyal disciple, engaged in the ill-fated Mongolian Incident, survived the destruction that came with WWII, and discovered the revelation that through peace, not war, was the true Way of the Warrior.

Throughout his entire adult life, O'sensei (Great Teacher) as he is often refer to as, cultivated, nurtured, refined, and disseminated the waza, ki and spiritual foundation of the martial art we know of today as Aikido. 

He died as he lived, teaching Aikido shortly before he passed away from liver cancer, at the age of 85.