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.

Free Intro Classes

Curious about Chicago Aikikai? We have two classes especially to welcome you!

Newcomers:  You are invited to our Saturday class at 10 AM or to our Sunday class at 11 AM. You may join us on the mat, or observe. We are currently mask-optional, but you are welcome to wear a mask if you wish.

If you will be practicing with us, you will need to bring proof of vaccination against covid-19. Please show up a few minutes early to introduce yourself, sign a waiver, and to warm up.  Bring sweats or other loose-fitting exercise clothing (and optional mask).

If you’d prefer to visit a different class, please contact to make arrangements.

Visiting aikidoka: You are welcome to train with us, whatever your affiliation may be. We do require a small 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.