Our History

In the spring of 2008, Martin Sensei started Capitol Hill Aikikai at the Parish of St. Monica and St. James in an effort to bring aikido to downtown Washington, D.C.  In November 2015, Capitol Hill Aikikai relocated to the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, where practice takes place today.
Since its founding, Capitol Hill Aikikai has grown into a small community of people interested in exploring the joys and wonders of aikido as a martial art and as path for personal development. 

On the left the late Cottier Sensei does shiho-nage on Martin Sensei.