Fudo Shin Tai Aikido   

Joseph Marconi, Sensei 

Dojo of Corona


January 2021

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Fudo Shin Tai Aikido:

At this time, all Fudo Shin Tai Aikido courses offered through the City of Corona are CLOSED, pending the full re-opening of City facilities.  We anticipate returning to all Aikido courses in early 2021.

As always, the priority for our dojo is the health and safety of our students, their families, and everyone else involved with making these courses possible.  In coordination with the City of Corona, we will continue to monitor the situation related to the Covid-19 virus, and provide updates via our dojo web page (www.fudoshintaiaikido.com).

The Japanese kanji for Aikido can be translated as the “A Way to bring Harmony to the World”.  In the early 1920’s Moriheru Ueshiba (“OSensei”) blended aspects of many distinguished martial arts into what has become known as Aikido.  While there are many different schools, the Fudo Shin Tai Aikido dojo remains constant in teaching Aikido as we understand O’Sensei intended.

Aikdio is learned as a direct transmission from Sensei to student, as each person walks a unique path.  The practice of Aikido creates a balance of both physical and mental awareness.  An Aikidoka will carry this essence of Aikido into everyday activities outside the dojo, allowing for peaceful solutions in the midst of challenging, real world situations.

I wish to thank you for being a part of the Fudo Shin Tai Aikido courses.

I look forward to seeing you in the dojo when we will again practice the martial art of Aikido.

All with peaceful intent are welcomed in our dojo.


Joseph Marconi

Fudo Shin Tai Aikido


"The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world, because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything."

- O'Sensei


Our Newest Dojo Cho!


Terry McCarthy, Sensei has decide to step away from active teaching here at Fudo Shin Tai Aikido, promoting Joseph Marconi, Sensei to lead instructor, Dojo Cho, of our school.

McCarthy, Sensei, Soke of Fudo Shin Tai Aikido, will continue in this capacity, guiding the instruction of this style of aikido.

Thank you Terry for your tireless effort in leading and instructing this school for the last 19 years and congratulations, Joseph!

Our Latest Shodan!

On December 19th, 2019, Tim Fuentes became the latest Black Belt promoted in this school. He worked diligently for seven years to accomplish this goal. Congratulations, Tim! Now the real lessons begin!

Facebook and Instagram

There is a new link to our facebook page and will be adding a link to Instagram as well. Please check it out and "like"!

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)

 Why Aikido?

AI- Harmony, to Harmonize

KI- The Universal Life force or energy

DO- A way or Path

The Way to Harmonize Energy

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses strikes, locks, pins and throws, as well as the opponent's energy to control their balance and control the attacker. Because of this, strength and size is not necessarily an advantage, and in many instances, a hindrance, Aikido is well suited to women, children and the elderly.

Students learn Conditioning (Aiki Taiso), Falls and Rolls (Ukemi), Techniques (Waza), Stance (Kamae),  and Breath Control (Kokyu Ho). This allows the students to practice safely, building up speed and control over time. It also allows students to practice well into their advanced years with less chance of injury.



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.