Aikido Hartford at the
Academy of Martial Arts
1404 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06042

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What is aikido?

Aikido ("ai" - harmony, "ki" - energy, "do" - path or way) is a Japanese defensive martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). Aikido focuses on circular movements to avoid and redirect an assailant's attack. Aikidoists use the attacker's force to unbalance and neutralize an assault by executing throwing techniques, arm pins, and wrist and elbow locks. Aikido does not emphasize strength. The techniques rely on the relaxed projection of energy generated by rotating the hips.


Aikido Hartford has classes for men and women age 15 and up. All classes are open to people of all levels. Martial arts experience is not required. The monthly membership fee is $100 for adults age 18 and over and $70 for students age 15 to 17. Members can attend an unlimited number of classes per month.

If you prefer to attend only one class per week, the monthly membership fee is $50. If you are not ready to become a member, you can still participate in any class by paying a $20 matt fee, which covers all classes for the day. Come and observe any class and talk with our instructors and students.

The monthly membership fee for members of the Academy of Martial Arts is $45.


Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 to 12 p.m.