• Phone: 704-910-1594
  • Email: aikidocentercharlotte@yahoo.com

Welcome to...

The Aikido Center

of Charlotte, NC

Where partnerships are built...

Founder of Aikido

Morihei Ueshiba

(1883 - 1969)

The penetrating brilliance of a sword
wielded by a follower of the way
strikes at the evil enemy
lurking deep within
one's own body and soul

Crystal Clear,
sharp and bright,
the Sacred Sword
allows no opening for
evil to roost.

Not a weakness anywhere --
brighten up the world
and make the Path of the Sword
manifest in the bodies and souls
of all people.

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?

Training in Aikido

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 chance

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