Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art, developed in the 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba, O' Sensei (1883- 1969).  O’ Sensei, after mastering many other martial arts, synthesized their common threads to create Aikido, a “way of harmony.”

Aikido’s aim is not the destruction of an “opponent”, but rather true reconciliation, resolution of conflict, and the development of a peaceful world through the development of peaceful people.

“Aikido” is made of 3 characters: “Ai”-harmony, love  “ki”-energy, life force   “do”-the way or path. Aikido has been tranlsated as “the way of harmonizing energy”, “the Art of Peace” & “the Way of Aiki.”

What is Aikido?

Aikido in the Schools

Aikido in the Schools is a physical arts program designed to bring the benefits of Aikido into public and private schools. With offerings for Pre-K through High School, all of our programs are developmentally-appropriate and tailored to suit the individual students involved.  Aikido in the Schools offers programs for the school day, after school, and weekend workshops. 

Aikido in the Schools blends the peaceful martial art of Aikido with cutting edge research to stimulate healthy neurological development. Children build self awareness, self confidence, and healthy social skills, combining fun with substantive physical, intellectual, and emotional growth. With a variety of menu options, Aikido in the Schools can easily integrate into existing school curricula.  Please explore our Menu of Options to find out which programs will best meet your needs.


Aiki is not a technique to fight with

or defeat an enemy.

It is the way to harmonize the world

and make humanity one family

                          -M. Ueshiba, O Sensei

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