A peaceful approach to the ancient Japanese Budo traditionsBriefly noted Aikido is a precious gift, founded, refined and passed on for all of us to continue to develop by Master Morihei Ueshiba affectionately known as O’Sensei or Great Teacher. Aikido is a new martial art, or shin budo, established by O’Sensei during his lifetime (1883-1969). While new chronologically speaking, Aikido itself is based on martial techniques and traditions reaching back over 800 years. Aikido teaches fluid movements that redirect an opponent’s energy with throws, flips, other off-balancing moves and numerous hand and wrist locking techniques. It is a non-competitive art. Each practitioner works only to better oneself and fellow students. The dojo (training hall) is a safe and clean environment where cooperation and community are reinforced. We encourage anyone interested to stop by during regular class times to observe or try a class and learn more about our practice.