Practicing and Teaching Aikido at Goleta Aikido with Ki
This web site is a documentary of the unique and innovative Aikido
teaching methods of Ken Ota, 3d Dan, of Goleta, California, USA.
Ota Sensei had been teaching Aikido for over 40 years, is the author of
Aikido" video series, and is one of the students of
Koichi Tohei. Ota this year (2008) is 88 years old, and is
still teaching in Goleta. I hope you enjoy this web site,
which is dedicated to documenting and preserving Ota Sensei's unusual
and outstandingly effective teaching methods for all to see, enjoy, and
I hope you find the information insightful, informative, and even
thought-provoking. I welcome your comments.
Click below any of the links or images you wish to see to find out
Aikido as it is practiced at Ken Ota's Goleta Aikido with Ki, Goleta,
USA. You may contact Ken Ota Sensei at USA phone number
1-805-967-3103, in Goleta, California.
Student of Ken Ota Sensei
(You will need the Quicktime movie player plug-in for your web
browser to see the
many great Aikido movie files on this web site. If you don't have
it, click here to
download the free player from Apple.com ).
each of the following web pages have many Quicktime movies.
Please allow time for the movies to load. Click here to go to
the Quicktime Player download website.)
At Goleta Aikido with
we teach with Advanced Ukemi, Rhythm, and Timing - Aikido
Magazine article March/April 2000
1 - Aikido for Children Teaching Methodology - Importance of
Ukemi; Fundamental Philosophies for Effective Teaching Aikido to
Children - future Aikido Today Magazine article
2 - Aikido for Children Teaching Methodology - Dynamic Ma'ai for
for Children, Importance of Backleading - future Aikido Today
3 - Aikido for Children Teaching Methodology
- Fun Drilling and Motivational
Ideas for Aikido for Children - future Aikido Today Magazine
Ken Ota Aikido
for Children Teaching Methodology - Complete Article -
1, 2, 3 - Full Edition with a ton of descriptive JPEGs and
4.0 Movies Hint: Select this complete edition if
want to have an online table of contents to the entire Aikido for
article, or wish to print out all the information in one session.