Welcome to Arundel Aikikai

A Movement Martial Art

Exploring the movement martial art of Aikido with humility, humor, and happiness.

A Martial Arts Movement

Building a martial arts movement focused on connecting our diverse community to the benefits of martial arts training

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About Arundel Aikikai

We are a unique martial arts organization teaching meaningful martial arts without meanness or machismo. We have been connecting our community to Aikikai Aikido through our humble and humorous approach since 2012. We are located in Severna Park Maryland and easily accessible from locations throughout the greater Anne Arundel County area.  

We connect our community to the many benefits of Aikido training through regular Aikido classes, practical and educational group seminars, and private and semi-private martial arts lessons.  Our martial arts training sessions are grounded in kindness and taught with enthusiasm and joyful energy. 

Our classes help participants overcome their challenges through centered movements through classical martial arts training in Aikido, empowerment self-defense seminars, and exercise classes for movement and balance training.  

 Contact us if you have any questions, and I hope we can join you on your martial arts journey.

Our Programs

Martial Arts

Classical martial arts training in Aikido and Karate

You Defense

Empowerment Self-Defense training and education

Movement You

Exercise classes improving movement and balance

The programs we offer at Arundel Aikikai connect our communities to the benefits of martial arts practice. We strive to make training in martial arts inclusive and accessible. 

Training in all our program areas is available for both individuals and groups. Join our dojo for a night or become a monthly-member. Schedule private or semi-private training sessions for you or your community. Coordinate seminars to offer educational presentations or lectures for your community.  

Regardless of who you are and how you learn best, it is our goal to connect you to the benefits of movement martial arts training. That is our martial arts movement! 



Student Testimonials

As my mind is learning to set boundaries and stand up for myself, Christian is helping me to physically learn how to assess a situation and respond in a smart way.  This is not a typical self-defense class.  This is a re-training of my mind to better understand the physical forces at work, so I can then retrain my body to respond in a most efficient way.  He came to my house for the lesson (it is hard to leave with 3 kids at home), he started with the theory and basics to build on, he moved at a pace that worked for me, and he continually checked in as we progressed with the lesson.  I am already feeling more empowered and in charge of my body.  I look forward to continuing these lessons and discovering my internal strength.  Thanks, Christian!
Private Lesson Student
My son is very shy and isn't into sports. He tried the free two-week trial and after that he was hooked. Instructor Christian is absolutely perfect with his way of teaching. My son understands what he's saying and enjoys Instructor Christian humor too. I'm so blessed that we found this class and I would recommend it to anyone.
Parent, Dojo Member
Exciting stuff, Christian is an awesome teacher, and everyone has an all-around fun time! I've been attending Arundel Aikikai classes for about three years now, and for one, I can say my confidence has definitely increased. If you don't at least give this class a try, you're missing for sure!
Dojo Member
This course has helped me recognize and respond to uncomfortable and overwhelming situations but simulating them on a much smaller scale. For example, I never thought I’d know what to do if I was attacked by multiple assailants. However, after this course I am quite comfortable in this situation now

Martial Arts Classes

If you are curious about Aikido or our classes in general, you are encouraged to attend or watch any of our weekly Aikido martial arts classes.  Regular classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Severna Park Community Center. You can find their website and directions with the links below.  

Severna Park Community Center
623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, MD 21146


The first 2 weeks of regular martial arts classes are always free.  If you’d like to join after that, membership is paid month-to-month with no long-term financial commitments or contracts. Discounts for families and other situations are available, contact us with any questions and we will connect you to answers!