Our Services

Connect to the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Train to be centered and calm while entering into attacks, taking away weapons, or facing multiple attackers. Through the martial art of Aikido, you will learn to be the calm center of any storm. 

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Private martial arts training is available.  Sessions focus on teaching basic martial arts principles and concepts. Private training follows a general curriculum that can be customized to accommodate the goals and situations of students.

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Empower yourself, your organization, or your community. Whether training to resist rape-culture,  to reaffirm self-defense after surviving sexual assault, or to restore your balance from Parkinson\'s Disease; our seminars connect you to your strength. 

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Our Purpose

Our Mission

To empower students in the martial arts concepts and techniques of aikido. To provide an open and safe place for sincere training, focusing especially on those who may otherwise be excluded.

Our Values

For martial arts dojo to be places of empowerment creating connected and centered individuals, able to identify and oppose fear and violence within their own lives and their communities

Our Goals

To equip students to identify and survive self-defense situations. To empower our students and communities to make sound choices when pursuing martial arts education.

Our Location

Aikido martial arts classes are held in the main building of the Severna Park Community Center, located at 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146. Check with the center\'s amazing front desk staff if you\'ve got questions when you arrive. If you\'re running late though, no worries.  Come on in and train!

Our Dojo

Non-Sport

Self-defense situations are not games, sports, or competitions. If you train to compete, you'll be playing a game when faced with a true attack. Without training doubts take place; so train. We train students to survive; to enter into and blend with attacks and not to compete or win. 

Non-Commercial

You can buy uniforms from our store or wear your own.  We're happy to sell you practice weapons, but you are welcome to use what we have in our dojo. You can practice for years without required testing, or attend classes focused on rank. We focus on martial arts; not profits and sales.

Martial Arts

Curriculum is ongoing and enrollment is open; start whenever you're ready for the challenge. Classes are 90 minutes and include set-up, stretching, basics, and curriculum.  Instruction follows flipped-classroom approach; time in the dojo is spent creating active-learning moments, not push-ups and punishments. 

Our Schedule

You can find our schedule of our classes, seminars, trips, and events on this Google Calendar.  Classes are ongoing with open enrollment. There\'s no need to join a specific class or sign up for a period of time.  We\'ll be here working out and exploring Aikido - you\'re more than welcome to join in!

Our Details

Our Location

Our dojo is currently located at the Severna Park Community Center, located at 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146.  Private lessons and seminars can be held at most any location.

Our Cost

All new and interested students can attend 2 weeks free of charge during a free trial. Dojo membership costs $100 per student at full-price and is paid monthly without long-term contracts or commitments.  Families can include additional members at $50 per family member.  Our drop-in rate is $20. Money should never be a barrier to training; contact us for additional information

Our Schedule

Regular Aikido classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Private lessons and seminars can be scheduled days, evenings, and weekends outside of these times. 

Our Prices

Our goal is to make the benefits of martial arts training accessible, and cost is certainly a factor. If you're unsure about affordability for you or your situation, please contact us to discuss options!

Dojo Membership
$100
month

No long term contracts, pay month to month

Additional family members can be added for $50 per month each

Open access to martial arts classes

Reduced rate private lessons

Aikikai membership

Private Lessons
$50
90 min session

Student needs assessment and consultations

Customized training in the foundations of martial arts

College-level curriculum and instruction

#YouMatter discounts availble for minorities and at-risk populations

Group Seminars
$25
person, per meeting

Empowerment self-defense: You Defense seminars

Movement, balance, and stability: Movement You seminars

Post Traumatic Self Defense (PTSD): effective self-defense for survivors

Meaningful Martial Arts (MMA): self-defense for at-risk communities