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.

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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, Folsom, Granite Bay & Roseville. 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.

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

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April registrations are now being taken. Please call the OV Parks office at 916-988-6140 to register for classes.

Our host, OV Parks, will be having an open house on Saturday, April 28th. Members from the various youth programs will be available for the public to speak with. This includes our program. We are offering a free uniform for anyone who signs up for the 3 month introductory youth and/or family class. This incentive is only valid day of event on the 28th. If Aikido is something you've considered learning, please come by and visit us on the 28th or any time at the dojo.