1995-2017 by Hideki Shiohira
Calligraphy by Shiohira Sensei


Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei. In Aikido, size and strength are minimized as the attack is redirected and the attacker controlled. The student not only learns self defense and self confidence, but develops flexibility, coordination and an awareness of self and others. Aikido is a healthy activity that is suitable for ages from 7 upwards, where students of all levels work together in a helping, supportive environment.

Chief Instructor

Hideki Shiohira Sensei, 7th Dan, Shihan, is the Chief Instructor of the Pacific Aikido Federation. He has been teaching in the United States since 1974. His Aikido reflects his training at Waseda University and Hombu Dojo, and shows the influences of his work in Zen, Misogi and Calligraphy. He teaches regularly at the Aikido Center San Francisco, and in Silicon Valley, at the Aikido Center Mountain View.

Pacific Aikido Federation

The Pacific Aikido Federation (PAF) is a group of dojos and students who are following Shiohira Shihan's approach to Aikido as a Martial Way. Based primarily in Northern California, PAF is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters. The federation hosts two intensive training sessions each year: A week long summer camp and a weekend winter retreat.

Shiohira Sensei demonstrates shomen uchi irimi nage

Beginner's classes :
Mountain View   &   San Francisco

A gentle introduction to Aikido: 6 sessions during 3 weeks, designed for beginners.

Children classes - Mountain View

2 classes for ages between 7 to 16, every Saturday morning.

Upcoming Events

Summer Gasshuku

August 24 (Thu) - 27 (Sun)
CYO Retreat Center Occidental, CA

PAF Gasshuku are open to all Aikidoka regardless of affiliation.

Black Belt Seminar

September 9 (Sat), 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mountain View

Open only to Yudansha and 1st Kyu Aikidoka


September 23 (Sat), 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mountain View


September 30 (Sat), 2:00 - 6:30 pm
Mountain View

A more intense Zen session with Zazen, Chanting and Calligraphy.

Black Belt Seminar

October 14 (Sat), 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mountain View

Open only to Yudansha and 1st Kyu Aikidoka