Welcome

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].

Regular practices are held on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. as well as 8:05 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Weapons classes are held on the first and third Thursday of every month during the second (8:05 p.m.) class.  You may attend one or both classes on Thursday.  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! The first four classes are free!

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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