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 maintains a close association with Capital Aikikai
of Silver Spring, Maryland, the main dojo of Clyde Takeguchi Shihan, 7th
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 and Thursdays from 7:30 to
9:00 p.m. Weapons classes are held on the first Monday and third
Thursday of every month.
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.
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