1995-2018 by Hideki Shiohira
Calligraphy by Shiohira Sensei

Aikido Center Dojos

Shiohira Sensei began teaching Aikido in the San Francisco Bay Area over 40 years ago, with the intent of teaching Aikido as a path to personal development. As flagship dojos of the PAF, Aikido Center dojos are where Shiohira Sensei instructs regularly. Aikido Center serves the greater San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas with locations in San Francisco and Palo Alto.


Shiohira Sensei teaches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the San Francisco Dojo, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Palo Alto Dojo. Membership at Aikido Center makes all classes at both locations available at no additional fee.


The culture at both Dojos is that of respect and friendly congeniality, marked by seriousness of intent. We learn from one another by training together, and work toward the greater good of our Dojos by giving our time and effort according to our abilities, including teaching, website technology, marketing, or simple Dojo maintenance. Through years of training, friendships inevitably develop, and many of us are also good friends outside the Dojo.