Fudo Shintai Aikido   

Terry McCarthy, Sensei 

Dojo of Corona


Sensei Elise Simmons

School Founder Honored!

On February 3rd, 2016, the Corona City council honored the founder of our school, Elise Simmons for 50 years of community service with the Corona Department of Parks and recreation. See this page

Practical Women's Self Defense

We've added a Practical Women's Self Defense class to our 6:30 -7:30 line-up. This class will teach proven defense techniques that will work on anybody, regardless of size, weight and strength. Techniques are derived from the Japanese martial art of Aikido.

Comfortable clothing is recommended, and please do not wear any unnecessary jewelry.

Visit the Classes page for more details and a link to the registration page.

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)


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.

Coming Soon

In January, Fudo Shintai Aikido, helped the city of Corona christen a new recreation center by putting on a small demonstration. 

A new page is under construction and should be done by March 1st.