Anyone can enjoy our style of Aikido. We are low-impact and focused on safety as you get one-on-one training with a 4th and a 6th degree black belt in a non-competitive environment.  Best of all, we like to have fun!

Aikido is a martial art designed for self-defense ("Shinju" means self-defense and "dojo" means school).  We learn how to blend with the force of an attack and a small person really can learn to defend from a larger attacker.  It relies on deflective movements rather than speed or strength - it works for all kinds of students and uses no kicking or punching.

Aikido is also great for developing self-confidence in movement.  We even teach students how to fall without getting hurt.  It is fun to practice and attracts an interesting variety of people.

Did we mention the fun?  We have a great group of students with interesting backgrounds and everyone has a good sense of humor.  I don't think we've had a class yet without a fair bit of laughter.


Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45PM - 8:45PM

Class Costs:

Thinking of trying Aikido? Come in for a free first class.

Don't worry about having to catch up. Our class structure is designed to help new students jump in any time.  We tailor every class to our students' needs.



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