Please Note: We will not have practice April 14th or April 17th.

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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