Updated May 21st 2023:
We're delighted to welcome beginners into our Aikido community! Join us on any Wednesday or Saturday to begin a two-week trial, free of charge. Register online and drop us a note to express your interest.
This July, we're privileged to host Jim Alvarez Sensei, 6th Dan Aikido, and 5th Dan in Battodo, as well as one of Saotome Shihan's more senior students. Do not miss this amazing opportunity to experience world-class Aikido! Register online now.
Save the date for our upcoming exam on July 1st. The grading criteria can be found online to assist with your preparation.
Keep up-to-date with our class schedule and timings via our schedule page. Wednesday nights are split into two classes, the first for beginner and intermediate, while the 2nd class is tailored for those who've completed the beginner class. Saturday mornings are open to all.
In line with current CDC guidelines, masks and vaccinations are no longer required. We still recommend masking as needed, and ask those who are feeling ill to refrain from training.
We hope to see you this Spring and Summer, in our warm and respectful Aikido community. Come join us in our journey towards self-improvement through Aikido.
Bozeman Aikido is a not for profit and community-centered dojo offering Aikido classes for people of all ages, from seven up to seventy seven and beyond!
The mission of Bozeman Aikido is to empower and enrich our members and the community through the practice of Aikido.
Our dojo is dedicated to fostering a healthy lifestyle through personal growth, advancement of the art, and collaboration with other Aikidoka.
As a traditional Japanese martial art, Aikido was developed in the 20th century to utilize an opponent’s attacking energy in order to subdue them without injury. Aikido's founder Morihei Ueshiba's said that “To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.”
For additional background, start here.
Bozeman Aikido was founded in 2018 as an evolution of Big Sky Aikido by three senior students under the long-time instruction of Greg Olson Sensei, 6th Dan. The current instructors have accumulated well over one hundred years of instruction in Aikido, which is a testament to the length of time people are able to train injury-free. We are a registered dojo with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under the guidance of Saotome Shihan and affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.
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We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please let us know ahead of time if you are not able to make your scheduled time.
You are now on the waitlist. If a spot opens up we will notify you via Email.