Please Note: We will not have class on December 22, December 25, and January 1.

Founded in 2008, Capitol Hill Aikikai is located in the Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C. Our dojo is dedicated to the teaching and development of aikido, a Japanese martial art. Capitol Hill Aikikai is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (USAF).

Capitol Hill Aikikai is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in Washington, D.C.

Practice Location and Times

We are located at the Parish of St. Monica & St. James, 222 8th Street, NE, Washington, D.C [map].

Class Schedule: 

  • Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and then 8:05 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
    • You may attend one or both classes on Thursday. 
    • Weapons classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month during the 2nd (8:05 p.m.) class.
Please Note: It is recommended to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the class start time.

How to Start

Practice is open to everyone; simply show up! Dues are $50 per month. We do not require a long term commitment or contract.

If you already have a dogi (a martial arts uniform), bring it along; we have a changing area available. Otherwise, dress in comfortable loose-fitting workout clothes, such as a t-shirt and sweatpants.

Have Questions?

If you are interested in learning more about aikido and our dojo, check out the rest of this site, call (202) 509-1632, simply stop by and join us!

-- Michael Martin Sensei, 4th dan

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