An inclusive community for studying the Japanese martial art of aikido


Free Introductory Class

Want to try aikido? Chicago Aikikai invites you to a free intro class every Sunday morning 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Please show up a few minutes early to meet our members, sign a waiver and warm up. We ask everyone to bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (masks optional). Be sure to wear sweats or loose-fitting clothing. You are also welcome to simply observe.

Visiting Aikidoka

All visiting aikidoka are welcome to train in this dojo regardless of Aikido affiliation. We ask that you first introduce yourself to the instructor, sign a waiver form, and pay a $20 mat fee.

Chicago Aikikai is located at:

1444 W. Chicago Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60642

(Above the Beauty Bar)


Free parking is available along the North and South bound streets, and (weekends and after 4:30 PM on schooldays) in the diagonal spots behind Golder Prep.

Public Transportation

The dojo is located near the Chicago & Greenview stop for the Westbound #66 CTA bus, and the Chicago & Bishop stop for the Eastbound #66 bus.
It is also an 11 minute walk from the Chicago Avenue CTA Blue Line station.