Chicago Aikikai will be closed December 24 through December 31. We will reopen with our traditional New Year's Day practice. … [Read More...] about Dojo Holiday Break – New Year Practice
CHICAGO'S FOREMOST SCHOOL FOR THE MARTIAL ART OF AIKIDO
The first dojo in the Midwest dedicated to Aikido, Chicago Aikikai offers a warm community and a tranquil environment for the study of the traditional Japanese “martial art of peace.”
Marsha Turner Sensei, Chief Instructor, is a sixth dan and student of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei, but began her studies under Chicago Aikikai’s former dojo-cho Kevin Choate Sensei (seventh dan) in 1986. After Choate Sensei’s passing in December 2012, Saotome Sensei appointed Turner Sensei as chief instructor and dojo-cho for Chicago Aikikai. Turner Sensei is known for her exceptional weapons skills having earned a shodan rank in Iaido, and being a former student of Western-style fencing.
New to Chicago Aikikai? Please join us for a free introductory Aikido class any Sunday morning at 11 a.m. or you can contact us to make separate arrangements. We also welcome visiting aikidoka from any style for a small mat fee.
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