Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Art Dojo Petersburg Richmond VA Japanese Martial Art Kendo
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Chief Instructor: Sensei Mike Costley

Tri-City Aikikai offers a curriculum that has been studied and developed from over forty years of Karate-do, Wu shu (kung fu), tournament competition, police defensive tactics, Kendo, Iaido and weapons retention but the core of the curriculum is the art of aikido. Aikido is different in its training purpose from other martial arts. Formerly, martial arts were practiced to gain fighting prowess. Though this is still done, aikido creates in the student a strong body and mind that is calm, free from contentious thoughts, and whose natural reaction is defense rather than offense, protection rather than counter-destruction. Aikido training is supplemented with comparative studies of karate-do, kung fu, and Japanese swordsmanship.

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We are a member of the ASU (Aikido Schools of Ueshiba) which is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of the art of Aikido and of the teachings of its founder, Morihei Ueshiba. The master teacher and founder of the ASU is Shihan Mitsugi Saotome Sensei. He has over fifty years of experience in Aikido, including many years of study with O-Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba.

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If you are interested in training please feel free to call us at (804) 536-4217 or visit us on dojo hours at: Tri-City Aikikai, 1791 Midway Ave, Petersburg, VA 23803