An inclusive community for exploring 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

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.