Chief Instructor : Greg A. Barker Sensei


Cuesta Aikido classes are taught at the Morro Bay Community Center. Visitors are welcome to come and observe during scheduled class times.

Dojo Location
Cuesta Aikido
Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Dojo: (805) 772-6278
Sensei: (805) 541-4417


Dojo Training Schedule
Tuesday 5:15 - 6:45 pm
Thursday 5:15 - 6:45 pm


Barker Sensei's Biography
Greg Barker Sensei began training with Thomas Lyon Sensei of San Jose, California in 1971. In college, he co-founded Cal Poly Aiki Kai and received instruction from Ken Ota Sensei and Steve Ota Sensei of Santa Barbara. Barker Sensei joined Shiohira Sensei's program at Foothill Community College in 1979. He has chosen to maintain the relationship over the years and distance because of Shiohira Sensei's clear-minded approach to aikido and his way of living.

Barker Sensei helped build the dojo headed by Joseph Birdsong Sensei in Urbana, Illinois. Barker Sensei began teaching the classes Birdsong Sensei founded with the Urbana Recreation and Parks Department when the latter moved to Texas in 1983.

Barker Sensei began the Cuesta Aikido program at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo in 1987. By 2001 the program was relocated to the Morro Bay Community Center, where it remains today.

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