Adults Aikido

Ages 15+

Is Aikido Effective for Self-Defense? Absolutely!

Aikido is unique in that, instead of forceful blocking, kicking and fighting,  Aikido uses techniques that utilize your opponents attacking force through incorporating various throws, joint locks, pins and pressure points to resolve conflict of any kind in a non-destructive, effective manner. 

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A Healthy Way of Life

Together, we celebrate achievements, overcome challenges, and inspire each other to reach new heights. We have fun training together and form lasting connections and friendships that extend beyond the training.

Our training style not only sharpens self-defense skills, but also fosters mental resilience, ensuring calmness and composure in high-pressure situations. This holistic approach yields benefits beyond the dojo, promoting mindfulness, focus, and overall resilience that prove invaluable in navigating any life challenge.

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Physical and Mental Fitness

We aim for you to grasp both the ‘why and how’ in your training. Understanding the ‘why’ behind a technique develops a more instinctive reflex and becomes a natural part of you, instead of just memorizing it. We are dedicated to guiding and supporting you every step of the way, resulting in profound changes that will enrich every facet of your life.

Regardless of your age or fitness level, you can achieve greater levels of health and fitness, such as weight loss, boosted energy levels, enhanced flexibility, and increased muscle strength.

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Community

guarantees professional instruction of the highest caliber. Aikido of Scottsdale is a clean, beautiful and spacious 4,000 sq. ft. dojo. We prioritize the health and safety of our members by maintaining a pristine environment through diligent cleaning and sanitizing. Hand sanitizing stations are also conveniently located. Beyond the physical space, Aikido of Scottsdale embraces a set of core values that transcends mere training. We’re not just a dojo; we’re a family of members who together support and encourage each other on our individual paths of training.

Join a diverse community of like-minded individuals who share your passion. You’ll make new friends and have a great workout!  Aikido of Scottsdale fosters a supportive environment where everyone is dedicated to each other’s success.

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Our Dojo

We aim for you to grasp both the ‘why and how’ in your training. Understanding the ‘why’ behind a technique develops a more instinctive reflex and becomes a natural part of you, instead of just memorizing it. We are dedicated to guiding and supporting you every step of the way, resulting in profound changes that will enrich every facet of your life.

Our dojo stands out as Arizona’s largest and most distinguished Aikido dojo. Our 4,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art facility offers a clean, comfortable training environment with amenities such as Private dressing rooms with showers and restrooms, and plenty of parking.

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Weapons Training

Together, we celebrate achievements, overcome challenges, and inspire each other to reach new heights. We have fun training together and form lasting connections and friendships that extend beyond the training.

Aikido draws on classical weapons arts for its movements, contributing to a deeper understanding of body mechanics, angles, and technique.  Training also includes learning how to use and defend against various weapons like staffs, swords, and knife attacks.

Unlimited Training/No Contracts

guarantees professional instruction of the highest caliber. Aikido of Scottsdale is a clean, beautiful and spacious 4,000 sq. ft. dojo. We prioritize the health and safety of our members by maintaining a pristine environment through diligent cleaning and sanitizing. Hand sanitizing stations are also conveniently located. Beyond the physical space, Aikido of Scottsdale embraces a set of core values that transcends mere training. We’re not just a dojo; we’re a family of members who together support and encourage each other on our individual paths of training.

We believe in providing value and earning your loyalty, not enforcing it. Enjoy unlimited training and the freedom of not being tied down by long-term contracts. You can cancel your membership any time.

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Schedule

Mon 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tue 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Thu 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fri 6:30 - 7:30 am
Sat 10:00 - 11:30 am
Sun 10:00 - 11:30 am
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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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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.
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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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.
Mike Jones
Mike Jones
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I have been to many Aikido schools and this is without a doubt the best school I have attended. Brooks Shihan is a 7th Degree Black Belt with over 40 years of experience in the art. His classes are both serious and fun, and he has the ability to make the more difficult aspects of Aikido accessible to the new learner. The students and teachers are friendly and welcoming, and I look forward to training every time I go there.
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.
Hala S.
Hala S.
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My cousin has been coming here for over a year and I've observed several classes. Everyone is super friendly, welcoming, and are very happy to take the time to help beginners and cater to all skill and fitness levels. The atmosphere is one of respect, compassion, hard work, and friendly humor.

They've really helped my cousin build her confidence, and her skills and strength have improved exponentially in a short period of time. They have you work on different techniques against several partners in each lesson, so there's never a shortage of variation and action. There is also no shortage of passionate and knowledgeable people with whom to connect, learn, and practice.

Seeing my cousin's experience there, her deep love for it and her happiness with herself, I highly recommend this dojo to anyone interested in taking up Aikido or any traditional martial arts.

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Address

7366 E. Shea Blvd., #109
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Harkins Theater Plaza
Near Pita Jungle Restaurant

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