AHI Affiliates

Kailua Aikido Club

Kailua Aikido Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to teach and promote the art of Aikido. Sensei Robert Kubo established Kailua Aikido Club in 1963. Kailua Aikido Club was first located at the Windward YMCA in Kailua. In 2003, the club relocated to Kokokahi YWCA in Kaneohe where classes are currently held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Thomas Kaulukukui
Shichidan (7th degree black belt)
Chief Instructor Kailua Aikido Club

Contact Info & Location
Kokokahi YWCA
45-035 Kane'ohe Bay Drive, Kane'ohe HI 96744 [MAP]
(808) 778-9787 or (808) 239-8608
Mail: P.O. Box 811, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Ron Christenham Sensei

Jeff Christenham Sensei

Sarpy Aikido

Sarpy Aikido Club was opened in mid of 1990, in its present location at LaVista Recreation Center in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the first Aikido club to be opened in the Omaha area. We are a family oriented Dojo whose purpose is to provide an atmosphere where people of all ages and physical ability, can fully reach their potential through Aikido training.

Ron Christenham
Regional Chief Instructor, AHI Dojos of the Heartland
Rokudan (6th degree black belt)

Jeff Christenham
Chief Instructor of Sarpy Aikido
Godan (5th degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
La Vista Community Center
8116 Parkview Blvd. La Vista, NE 68128 [MAP]
(402) 331-3455

Mike Gallo Sensei

Hidden Valley Aiki Kai (DBA Aikido San Marcos)

Hidden Valley Aiki Kai Inc. (doing business as Aikido San Marcos) is a 501c(3) not for profit corporation supporting youth and adult programs through recreation. Also known as Kanshinkan Dojo, Hidden Valley Aiki Kai was established in the 90’s. Located in San Marcos, California, Hidden Valley Aiki Kai is rooted in strong traditions.

Mike Gallo
Chief Instructor
Rokudan (6th degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
388 Enterprise St. #106, San Marcos, CA 92078 [MAP]
(760) 471-0424

Tom Walsh Sensei

Aikido of Volusia

Aikido of Volusia County, Inc. was established by Tom Walsh Sensei in September of 1998 with the encouragement of Robert Kubo Shihan, Chief instructor of Aikido of Hawaii International. The school has a strong commitment to the local community. The students and instructors support local charities, schools and volunteer in free quarterly self defense classes.

Tom Walsh
Chief Instructor
Godan (Fifth Degree Black Belt)

Contact Info & Location
2102 S Ridgewood Ave, Unit #25, Edgewater, FL. 32141 [MAP]
(386) 405-0964

Sobel Sensei

Baltimore Aikido Academy

The Baltimore Aikido Academy offers instruction in Aikikai style Aikido. The dojo is under the instruction of 5th degree black belt Dr. Scott Sobel. Feel free to stop by our dojo to watch a practice session and inquire about training with us. New comers are welcome to participate in a practice session at no charge to see if they are interested in joining.

Dr. Scott Sobel
chief instructor
Godan (Fifth Degree Black Belt)

Contact Info & Location
7908 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 [MAP]

Mike and Wally Taylor Sensei

Rising Star Aikido

Information coming soon.

Mike Taylor
Godan (Fifth Degree Black Belt)

Wally Taylor
Godan (Fifth Degree Black Belt)

Contact Info & Location
33008 E Park Hwy Box 87, South Bend, NE [MAP]
(402) 944-2651

Lyle Laizure Sensei

Hinode Dojo

Hinode Dojo, LLC was started in 1998 by Lyle Laizure and is committed to the ongoing development and refinement of the individual, both inside and outside of the dojo. This is accomplished by creating a positive learning environment, adherence to proper etiquette, discipline, and providing students with individualized instruction. We focus - on the individual.

Lyle Laizure
Chief Instructor
Yondan (4th degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
A.V. Sorensen Community Center, 4808 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68123 [MAP]
(402) 578-9873

Randy Porter Sensei

Aikido Omaha

Aikido Omaha, LLC was started in 2007 by Randy Porter. The club strives to live up to the standards set by Ron Christenham Sensei and Robert Kubo Shihan with spirited practice, family atmosphere, and technical knowledge.

Randy Porter
Chief Instructor
Yondan (4rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Gymnasium
5529 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68106 [MAP]
(no correspondence to this address please)
(402) 968-4419

Brandon Guadan Ishisaka

Orange County Aikido

OCAK is a school of aikido founded in 1964 by Harry Ishisaka, making us one of the oldest Aikido Dojos in Southern California. Our Dojo combines the traditional feel of a Japanese Dojo with the welcoming “Aloha Spirit” of our founder. You will find this the perfect place to feel comfortable as beginning students, but challenging as well, as you progress through the art.

Brandon Guadan Ishisaka
Chief Instructor
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
610 E. Katella Ave. Orange, CA, 92867 [MAP]
(714) 997-4861

Stephen O'Hara Sensei

Fort Collins Aikikai

Fort Collins Aikikai provides Aikido training in a welcoming and non-competitive atmosphere. We are proud of our strong connections with Aikido of Hawai'i International under Robert Kubo Shihan, and also to Ron Christenham Sensei, who heads the AHI dojos located in the heartlands of the USA. Fort Collins Aikikai was started in 2008 by Stephen O'Hara as an extension of Aikido Omaha. In 2012, Fort Collins Aikikai became an independent AHI-affiliated dojo.

Stephen O'Hara
Chief Instructor
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
3501 S. Mason St, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO, 80526 [MAP]
(402) 968-4441

Todd Dodson Sensei

Platte City Aikikai

Platte City Aikikai was started in 2006 by Todd Dodson in the Kansas City Metro area. Platte City Aikikai's goal is to provide as safe and nurturing environment to practice Aikido and serve the community through martial arts and self defense classes. Platte City Aikikai focuses on the ability to make choices in a conflict and understanding that meeting violence with violence is not always the answer.

Todd Dodson
Chief Instructor
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
Platte County Community Center North YMCA 3101 Running Horse Road, Platte City, MO 64079 [MAP]
(816) 858-0114

Alan Paris Sensei

Steel Rivers Aikido

Steel Rivers Aikido is a not-for-profit Aikido club that currently holds weekly classes at the Wilmerding YMCA in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania under instructor Alan Paris. Aikido is a martial art that can benefit students in self-defense, fitness and stress management. Students of all sizes and fitness levels are encouraged to participate, as Aikido focuses on using the momentum of the attacker rather than the physical strength of the practitioner. In addition, one of the key benefits that many students experience is learning how to minimize injury from falls.

Alan Paris
Chief Instructor
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
Wilmerding YMCA
1 Memorial Field, Wilmerding, PA 15148 [MAP]
(412) 823-9000

Mt Washington Aikido

The martial art of Aikido is now available to learn in Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire. This graceful self-defense methodology is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikidoka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.

Jack Henry
Chief Instructor
Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
24 Pleasant Street, Conway, New Hampshire[MAP]
(603) 361-1181

Bruce Webb Sensei

Enso Dojo, Aikido Hawii International, LLC

Enso Dojo AHI is a family oriented Dojo whose mission is to bring Aikido to the Bellevue community in a friendly atmosphere where students of all ages and physical abilities can learn, grow, and reach their full potential through training in the Art of Aikido together. Enso Dojo's goal is to teach a system of self-defense that helps each student become the best martial artist possible. The training focuses on physical fitness, relaxation, a calm mind, proper etiquette, and discipline as well as an exposure to the Japanese culture.

Bruce Webb
Chief Instructor
Sandan (3rd degree black belt)

Contact Info & Location
Bellevue Junior Sports Association (BJSA).
1001 High School Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005[MAP]
402.350.7689 or 402.213.9622

Other AHI Affiliations:

Calgary Aikikai

Calgary Aikikai was formed in 1980 with the arrival of Yasuhisa Inaba Sensei from Japan and is an affiliate of the Headquarters of the International Aikido Federation (Aikikai), Tokyo, Japan, and with many other international organizations.


Contact Info & Location
Hombu (Main) Dojo
3818-14A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada [MAP]


Aikikai Foundation

The Aikikai Foundation, officially recognized by the Japanese government in 1940, was founded in order to preserve and promote the ideals of the true Aikido created by the Founder. As the Aikido World Headquarters, it is the parent organization for the development and expansion of Aikido throughout the world.

Moriteru Ueshiba
Aikido Doshu

Aikido World Headquarters
17-18 Wakamatsu Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056 Japan [Map]
Phone: (+81) 3-3203-9236, Fax: (+81) 3-3204-8145