About Us

Who are we?


SouthCoast Aikido is a small dojo with abundant spirit. We train with sincerity and integrity and strive to bring the out the best in all our students. Our goal is to serve everyone in the community who is looking to learn martial arts.  If you are looking to deepen your own spiritual path, or you are searching for a martial art that is rooted in philosophy and spirituality, whatever the reason, be it self-defense, an alternative to MMA, a new hobby or just curiosity, please come join us.

We have classes for everyone. Whether you are 6 or 60. Our instructors even have experience working with children and young adults with special needs. We use Aikido training to promote stability, harmony, peace of mind, and health - and not just in the dojo, but in all aspects of your life. 

Students not only gain self-defense skills, but also skills that will enhance their relationships -both personal and professional. You will undergo positive character development, gain leadership skills, and heal deficiencies in both your body and mind. And most importantly, Aikido training greatly reduces stress and is fun. We are built on a community that believes in giving back and supporting each other to achieve their goals. Join us, at SouthCoast Aikido in Dartmouth.


SouthCoast Aikido is affiliated with the  Takemusu Aikido Association. and through them, we are with Aikikai, Hombu Dojo, Japan. Together they provide ranking, structure, and guidance by preserving the teachings of O-Sensei.  

We are  very fortunate to have Aviv Goldsmith Sensei, 6th Dan, from Aikido in Fredericksburg as our Supervising Instructor. He provides leadership, mentoring, and support to our blossoming community. 

Please take a moment and follow the links below for more information on each of our partners.