A Chat with Southland Aikido
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Originally founded in 1992, Southland Aikido has been re-established in a beautiful traditional dojo in Monterey Park. A teaching staff with over 150 years of combined experience offers five Aikido classes a week, as well as two classes a week of Iaido, the art of Japanese swordsmanship.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Must be 18 years or older.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
It was time to provide the most traditional and comprehensive Aikido training in the San Gabriel Valley. A year-long search for a new location resulted in an ideal space that offers a traditional feel and a spacious environment in which to train.
What do you love most about your job?
Aikido is a life-long pursuit, and teaching the art for the last 28 years is the most gratifying activity in my life.