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Whether you’re here for self-defense, fitness, or a new adventure, know that you’ve taken a powerful step. No matter your previous experience, age or fitness level. you’re in the right place to discover strengths you never knew you had. From self defense to building a stronger, healthier body and mind, Aikido of Scottsdale can help you elevate and enrich your life in so many ways!

Self Defense​

Our Dojo prioritizes practical real-world self-defense training in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn how to be more aware and protect yourself in everyday situations. Aikido self-defense principles are simple, practical and effective, enabling anyone to easily…

defend themselves from an opponent of any size or strength. Techniques can be applied at any level of severity, from effective restraining maneuvers to the most severe countermeasures. Aikido is therefore the art of choice in a wide range of defensive situations and favored by law enforcement, military and personal security professionals worldwide.

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Health & Fitness

Aikido training will propel you into the best shape of your life! Regardless of your age, fitness level or capabilities, Aikido will leave you feeling younger, stronger, healthier and happier. Led by our Chief Instructor, 7th degree black belt with 45 yrs Aikido experience and over 30 years…

as a licensed Physical Therapist, guarantees safe, effective and professional instruction of the highest caliber. Aikido training is a great workout and approach to losing weight, building strength, flexibility and boosted energy levels. While simultaneously, increasing mental clarity and focus, resulting in reduced stress and an overall sense of well-being.

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Community

At Aikido of Scottsdale, the best part is our members. where everyone is respected, valued and welcomed. We are a community that truly cares about each other and have fun training together. Here, you won't find any winners or losers, egos, or competition. There are no negative...

attitudes or inflated egos in this space! Together, we celebrate achievements, overcome challenges, and inspire each other to reach new heights, So, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, you will find a welcoming environment where you can connect with like-minded people and build meaningful lifelong friendships.

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Classes

Kids

Age 5-9

Teens

Age 10-14

Adults

Age 15+
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Testimonials

Rana Jaber
Rana Jaber
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It doesn't "matter how big your attacker is, with Aikido you learn to use their momentum and force against them.

That's one of the things that sold me on trying out Aikido as my first martial art. As a petite woman, I wasn't going to be out muscling anybody...

That said, I was pleasantly surprised with how both physically & mentally stimulating the class was. Sensei Brooks is remarkably.

good at explaining and showing the proper technique I love that he explains both what right looks like and what incorrect looks like as well as what happens when you do things incorrectly. All while casually inserting humor where it fits.

Over the last almost 2 years at this dojo, I've found myself physically fitter, my posture is better than it ever was, and I've seen a significant increase in my core strength. This training works out your whole body at once.

When 6 pm rolls around and I'm practically itching to unleash some pent up energy after being stuck at my desk job all day.

That said, there are surprising life lessons that come to mind from Aikido as well. I am always thinking about how to carry that presence during any type of conflict and you really can use this to become the best version of yourself in multiple facets of your life. I love that I can see that not only in myself but in many members of the dojo as well.

So, if you are looking for self defense, self growth, physical fitness, or just a community of people to work out with, I can't recommend it enough!

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Rachel Adducci
Rachel Adducci
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I love the classes and life lessons here. My 5 and 7 year olds are in the youth classes. The core philosophy behind Aikido as I understand it is to blend energy and use the momentum that is given to you. We talk a lot in our home about how these concepts relate to so many parts of daily life. The instructors for the kids class are amazing. They are kind, fun and outgoing. All while they work on teaching the physical movements, respect, confidence and self defense. The kids are waiting at the car to go on Aikido days!
Edward Baker
Edward Baker
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I've had the distinct opportunity to know Instructor Glenn Brooks both personally and professionally for over 15 years.

When called-upon, Glenn has provided 'Personal Protection' and 'Personal Affairs Management' for my VIP Clients, some of whom are recognized as international icons in their field..

Additionally, in my work with the 'US Department of Defense (DOD)' I've enlisted Glenn's team at AoS to prepare me personally in the area of martial arts for tactical operations in hostile zones throughout the world.

Personally, Glenn has become a true friend and mentor of which I cannot imagine facing any situation, personal or professional, without him at my side.

Onward, Upward, Always, Together with Glenn Brooks and Aikido of Scottsdale!

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Keith Galbut
Keith Galbut
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Tremendous instruction and membership. I highly recommend this dojo if your are interested in Aikido. Aikido of Scottsdale is welcoming and encouraging. Couldn't imagine it being any better.
Brendan Hotchkiss
Brendan Hotchkiss
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Aikido of Scottsdale is great place for both kids and adults to train and learn Aikido. Sensei Glenn Brooks is a 6th Degree Black Belt and has a passion for sharing his knowledge of Aikido with all the students in the dojo. The fellow students that make up the dojo are friendly and great people to train with, no matter what your rank or Aikido knowledge. I have been training here for over a year and I plan to be here for many more years to come. If you are interested in learning more stop by and observe a class.
Wendy Rusch Kopka
Wendy Rusch Kopka
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A wonderful group of people practicing energetic aikido in an aesthetically pleasing dojo. Although I live in Chicago, I try to travel here every spring to train with this genki, welcoming group. Brooks Shihan is a skilled and encouraging teacher with decades of experience.
David Shipper
David Shipper
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This is a great school and I recommend this to anyone looking to learn a martial art. Biggest surprises were from the significant increase in core strength, flexibility and balance.
Jen Ziebart
Jen Ziebart
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My kids have been taking classes here for the past two years and love it! The classes are challenging in a safe and supportive environment. The teachers are firm but also very caring and not authoritarian. Our kids have developed a greater sense of self and grown in confidence and courage since starting. We're so grateful to have found this studio, thank you!!
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7366 E. Shea Blvd., #109
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Harkins Theater Plaza
Near Pita Jungle Restaurant

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