What is Aikido

Welcome to the Sanbukan Dojo Website. This dojo and its head instructor, Mits Yamashita, are registered members of the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation. The Sanbukan Dojo is also home of the Yamashita Aikido Organization.

Yoshinkan Aikido came to the United States over 50 years ago. Sensei Yamashita tries to stay within the guidelines of this form of Aiki-Jujutsu in his teachings. Sensei Yamashita also makes available training in ground grappling so that his students have the ability to defend themselves standing or from the ground.

Oshogatsu New Years Day 2019 Demonstration in Little Tokyo Los Angeles

Oshogatsu New Years Day 2016 Demonstration in Little Tokyo Los Angeles

USA World Championships Demo Las Vegas 2010

Take a few moments and review our website. We have information not only about our school but also about our style of Aikido.  If you have any questions or comments about our website please email or call .


Master Fred Messersmith of South Bay Moo Duk Kwan has generously allowed us to share his mat space 3 days a week.
Master Yamashita has a long friendship with the school and holds Black Belts in Soo Bahk Do (a traditional Korean form of Karate).

Our Address is:
South Bay Moo Duc Kwan
1538 West Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90501

If you wish to visit or join us on the mats
please email us at INFO@SANBUKAN.COM or call us at (562) 565-7130.