Offering a Traditional Path to Martial Arts

"Heaven is right where you are standing and that is the place to train." ~ Ō-Sensei

What you get at Aikido at the Center

  • A multi-generational, family-like community.
  • committed to empowering and developing students
  • Friendly, non-competitive environment
  • Trained, patient instructors
  • Skills to resolve conflict peacefully
  • All offered through the traditional practice of Aikido

News and Upcoming Events



  • Physical activity for after school
  • Fun
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Leadership skills
  • Emotional as well as physical control
  • Skills to resolve conflict peacefully
  • Coordination, confidence, poise and discipline
  • Unplug from technology

Adult Program

  • Peaceful, collaborative environment – come in stressed; leave happy, centered and balanced
  • Challenge – Aikido is practiced, not mastered
  • Supportive community – connect with others and learn connection with others
  • Safe space – face and conquer insecurities and fears and become grounded, calm and confident

What Our Students Have to Say...

This a great dojo. The instructor is a sixth degree black belt with a lifetime of experience. There are classes for every level of practice from beginner to advanced black belt. Weapons training is integral to the Iwama style aikido taught here. A very friendly and welcoming place. Give it a try, you will be rewarded with a great experience.
Jeffrey Wilson
Airline Pilot
This is a terrific dojo for the entire family. Both children and adults will find an incredible supportive environment in which all can grow and expand their practice and understanding of traditional Aikido, the Way of Harmony.
Cristina W.
I came to Aikido at the Center after 8 years of practice in another style of Aikido across the country. I was originally drawn to this dojo by the wealth of knowledge and skill of the Sensei, their vibrant kids program (the future of a strong dojo), and a welcoming environment. I have been deeply touched by the number of students at all levels that have helped me learn this new style and grow in my Aikido practice. This is my Tucson dojo family.
Scott Carlson
Business Coach