Chester County Kokikai Aikido

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Aikido self-defense training

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Adult Classes

Classes are designed to develop a calm mind and a strong coordinated body through the practice of ki development excercises, breathing and meditation, and effective self-defense techniques.

  • Stretching and warm-ups
  • Coordination of mind and body
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Awareness training
  • Weapons defense practice

Kids Classes

The goal of our kids class practice is to instill self-confidence, discipline and compassion. We teach children to avoid conflict and protect themselves without using aggression.

  • Stretching and warm-ups
  • Correct posture and presentation
  • Rolling and tumbling practice
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Non-competetive games

Events / Seminars

Seminars and events are held locally or at camps with other dojos to further the training of our Aikidoka (Aikido students) through standardized instruction and intensive, focused training at all levels of skill and rank.

  • Beginner and advanced techniques
  • Empty-hand and traditional weapon work
  • Tactical strategy and applications
  • Mind and body development

“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”

Morihei Ueshiba


The Aikido training method

Our school of Aikido features a logical training system with concrete goals that will lead to a mastery of self-defense and the development of each individual’s maximum potential power. This correct state of being will become constant and dependable through rigorous training regardless of age, gender or physical strength.

Our students find their lifestyles are truly enhanced; they have less stress, improved concentration and confidence during work, play and family time.

Aikido Kanji
Female throwing blue belt


Whether you’re curious about our dojo, interested in taking a free introductory class, or anything else, we’re here to answer any questions.

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