What we're about
We are an Aikido dojo (studio) located in Petersburg, Virginia. Aikido is a modern hand-to-hand martial art adapted from ancient Samurai battlefield techniques, with a focus on anticipating and moving with an incoming attack in order to negate threat by depriving an opponent of his balance. The goal of Aikido is to be able to end a conflict without causing serious or lasting injury, and for this reason is sometimes called the "Art of Peace." It is not a competitive system, but our practice does consider what might happen in a real-world situation. We also train in Japanese sword and staff. All ages and experience levels are welcome!
Don't be dismayed if you don't see a lot of activity on this Meetup, which has been set up primarily for outreach purposes in the hope of reaching a wider online audience. Our "main" website is listed below, where you can find contact information in addition to pictures of our students in action. Interested persons are also encouraged to stop by during classes, which are ordinarily held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. We would love to hear from you, so please do not hesitate to write, call, or visit! Domo arigato!