Aikido of Volusia County, Inc. was established by Tom Walsh Sensei in September of 1998 with the encouragement of Robert Kubo Shihan. The school has a strong commitment to the local community. The students and instructors support local charities, schools and volunteer in self defense classes.
Sarpy Aikido Club was opened in mid of 1990, in its present location at LaVista Recreation Center in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the first Aikido club to be opened in the Omaha area. Ron Christenham Sensei, a 6th degree black belt, is the chief instructor of the dojo.
The Baltimore Aikido Academy offers instruction in Aikikai style Aikido. The dojo is under the instruction of 5th degree black belt Dr. Scott Sobel. Feel free to stop by our dojo to watch a practice session and inquire about training with us. New comers are welcome to participate in a practice session at no charge to see if they are interested in joining.
Aikido Omaha, LLC was started in 2007 by Randy Porter. The club strives to live up to the standards set by Ron Christenham Sensei and Robert Kubo Shihan with spirited practice, family atmosphere, and technical knowledge.
Fort Collins Aikikai provides Aikido training in a welcoming and non-competitive atmosphere. We are proud of our strong connections with Aikido of Hawai'i International under Robert Kubo Shihan, and also to Ron Christenham Sensei, who heads the AHI dojos located in the heartlands of the USA. Fort Collins Aikikai was started in 2008 by Stephen O'Hara as an extension of Aikido Omaha. In 2012, Fort Collins Aikikai became an independent AHI-affiliated dojo.
Platte City Aikikai was started in 2006 by Todd Dodson in the Kansas City Metro area. Platte City Aikikai's goal is to provide as safe and nurturing environment to practice Aikido and serve the community through martial arts and self defense classes. Platte City Aikikai focuses on the ability to make choices in a conflict and understanding that meeting violence with violence is not always the answer.
Steel Rivers Aikido is a not-for-profit Aikido club that currently holds weekly classes at Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles, Pennsylvania under instructor Alan Paris. Aikido is a martial art that can benefit students in self-defense, fitness and stress management. Students of all sizes and fitness levels are encouraged to participate, as Aikido focuses on using the momentum of the attacker rather than the physical strength of the practitioner. In addition, one of the key benefits that many students experience is learning how to minimize injury from falls. Classes are available for all ages, please contact Sensei Paris for further information.
The martial art of Aikido is now available to learn in Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire. This graceful self-defense methodology is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikidoka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.
The Aikikai Foundation, officially recognized by the Japanese government in 1940, was founded in order to preserve and promote the ideals of the true Aikido created by the Founder. As the Aikido World Headquarters, it is the parent organization for the development and expansion of Aikido throughout the world.