About Aikido RVA

Morihei Ueshiba, who is referred to even by those who do not study aikido as O’Sensei, which means “Great Teacher.” O’Sensei studied many martial arts in his youth, including sumo wrestling, spear and bayonet arts, a wooden staff, sword arts, and the ancient grappling art of ju-jitsu. As he grew older, he realized that the purpose of martial arts

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How We Train

The class structure at Aikido RVA is quite simple, everyone practices in the open class format regardless of one's rank. This is the most effective way to learn because students will have an opportunity to practice with various skill levels.

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Join Us on the Mat

It is very easy to join Aikido RVA. All you have to do is stop by and fill out a few forms, pay fees, and get on the mat. If you are not sure that Aikido is the form of self defense you wish to study, then feel free to stop by and take a trial class. Our trial class actually a full fledged Aikido class where everyone you workout with will work at your pace.

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