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From north or south of the city: Take Washington St. exit heading west from I95; after seven stop lights and 1/2 mile, pass the Pepsi warehouse and Southern States, then take a right on N. Bayard. We are inside the chain link fence on the right (there is a banner hanging on this fence). From Ft. Lee: Head west on Rt. 36 (this becomes Washington St.). After passing over I95, follow directions above. Alternate route: If you choose I85, take rt. 1 north, bear right at the light, N. Bayard will be on the left in approximately one mile. From the Dinwiddie area:Follow rt.1 (Boydton Plank Rd.) or rt. 226 from U.S.460, through the Edgehill stoplight heading east to N. Bayard.

Tri-City Aikikai

1741 Midway Ave · Petersburg, VA

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Onegai shimasu!

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! (website) (Facebook)

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