About Aikido







Aikikai Hombu Dojo


AikidoDojo Affiliation

Sonoran Aikikai is  a member of Birankai International, North America, and is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. We offer Aikido classes for adults & children under the guidance of T. K. Chiba Shihan, 8th dan, founder of San Diego Aikikai and current Chairman of the Teaching Committee of Birankai International.

Chief Instructor

Our Chief Instructor, Diane Deskin Sensei received Shidoin certification (Certified Instructor) after graduating from the kenshusei program at San Diego Aikikai, and cuurrently holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt).

Other Instructors

Jim Davis, fifth degree black belt (Godan) and certified instructor (Shidoin), also conducts classes in Aikido.  Murphy Davis, 3rd degree black belt (Sandan) oversees and instructs children's classes.

Other Classes

Sonoran Aikikai also offers classes in Zazen Meditation.


Beginners and experienced Aikidoka are welcome. Beginners practice fundamental movements with a large focus on learning to move safely and stay connected to one's center. Aikidoka with previous experience will have an opportunity to develop solid technique and advanced technical skills into their training. If you are looking for traditional martial arts training with a strong emphasis on the martial roots of Aikido based on solid physical and technical principles, join us at Sonoran Aikikai.

Contact Us

If you would like additional information, please call Diane Deskin at (520) 609-8227 or email at didesk@gmail.com

2802 N El Burrito Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone: (520) 609-8227