Welcome to Cleveland Aikikai

Self-Defense, Self Discipline & Self Development

Aikido (合気道) is a modern Japanese Martial Art in which we practice ending conflict without harming the attacker. Based on Ancient Samurai techniques from Ju-Jitsu and Classical Japanese Sword, it is a highly effective method of self-defense that produces a calm and centered mind in the student. At its deepest level, Aikido is a spiritual path of self-transformation – a non-violent journey where the most important opponents you defeat are the weaknesses within yourself. By training to become calm, centered & harmonious individuals we work to make the world a more calm, centered and harmonious place.

The Cleveland Aikikai, affiliated with the World headquarters Hombu Dojo, is a member dojo of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, an internationa Aikido organization founded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, a long time direct student of the founder.