Aikido of Los Angeles, offers the following classes in the Japanese Budo (martial way) of Aikido, and related disciplines.


Adult Aikido                Aikido is both a defensive martial art that emphasizes maintaining

a centered, calm state of mind, in order to use an attackers’ weight

and momentum against them, without panicking or over-reacting.

The techniques of aikido often involve the application of joint

locks and circular motion, and typically end an encounter with a

throw or pin.  It also a martial way, or “budo,” with a deep spiritual

dimension, that seeks, through practice, nothing less than to bring

the practitioner into accord with the energy of the universe, and

transform, “the sword that kills,” into “the sword that gives life.”


Instructors: Appolline Couprie-Sensei. Adult Aikido Classes are held Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM, Thursday nights from 8:00-900 PM, and Friday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM.


Aikido for Kids            A special class offered one day a week.  Aikido’s paired partner

practice teaches children the importance of cooperation and

teamwork.  Learning to roll and fall safely, helps children develop

their coordination and motor skills, and strengthens their bodies

without undue strain on their joints.  Perhaps most important,

aikido teaches children to react calmly in the face of aggression,

and thus becomes a powerful aid in the formation of character,

self-discipline and self-confidence. 


Instructor: Appolline Couprie-Sensei.  The Aikido for Kids Class is held on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 PM.


Hatha Yoga                  Based on centuries old Hindi spiritual practice, hatha yoga, is

an exercise regime that incorporates slow stretches, breathing and

relaxation techniques. It provides a means for people of any age

not only to get and stay in shape but also to develop balance,

coordination, and a sense of centeredness. It renews, invigorates,

and heals the body - stretching and toning the muscles, joints, and

spine and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs

(including the glands and nerves). 


Instructor: Jason Yves. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00-8:30 AM (in the fall and winter months) and 8:00-9:30 AM (in the spring and summer months). Tuition is $80/month. For information call 818 605-4557.


Shinkendo                    Couprie Martial Arts is pleased to serve as the SFV home of

Shinkendo, which is dedicated to the study of authentic classical

Japanese swordsmanship.  Practitioners learn the history, traditions

and battle-tested combat techniques of the samurai as they were

passed down through the centuries.  Like Aikido, Shinkendo is

Budo, a martial discipline that aims at self-improvement through

the sincere and serious practice of a demanding art.  Instructor:

Matthew Lynch-Sensei.  Classes are held Monday & Wednesday

evenings from 8:30-10 PM, and Saturday afternoon from 1:30 –

3:00 PM.  For more information, see


Private Lessons            Couprie-Sensei is available for private lessons in:


  • The fine points of aikido technique.
  • Iaido (the art of drawing and cutting with the Japanese sword).
  • Meditation (zazen, or zen meditation).
  • Women’s self-defense techniques and tactics.
  • Stunt fighting for film and television.


Please contact the dojo to discuss your individual needs and arrange for private lessons.


For information about Taekwon-Do and Hapkido classes at Couprie Martial Arts, please see:


Aikido Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90046

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