From Hege Sensei: As you progress through your Aikido training, start to expect more out of yourself. Don't fall into the trap of just accepting whatever you do and never challenging yourself. When you're first learning a technique, it's what I call the principle lesson - you're giving yourself a chanceRead more
Welcome to our Dojo
234 N. Sharon Amity Rd Charlotte, NC 28211. Visitors are always welcome. We rent space from the Charlotte Unitarian Church, just off the corner of Sharon Amity and Randolph roads. If the doors are locked, ring the bell and we'll let you in. Go up the stairs, to the left, and through the triple doors. Formal classes run from 6:30-8:15 pm on Monday and Wednesday nights. Saturdays are open mat time, so less formal, 9:00-11:00 am. If you have any questions call 704-910-1594. Retsushinkan Dojo The Aikido Center Charlotte, LLC is a member of the Zenshinkai Aikido Association with instruction passed on by the late Shihan Fumio Toyoda. Our dojo is located in Charlotte, NC. We are dedicated to the teachings of Aikido and its philosophy of cooperative peaceful living and personal character development, both on and off the mat. Our mission is to provide a safe and inspiring place where students of all levels can study and learn Aikido to compliment and enhance our mental and physical well being. Visitors are welcome to watch or participate. If you are planning to participate, please wear comfortable athletic clothing. Visitors can come to our school on Monday or Wednesday nights for class which starts at 6:30 PM. What is Aikido?