The Experienced Martial Art Practitioner

How Does Aikido Stand Out for Someone with Martial Arts Experience?

For a seasoned martial artist, the journey into Aikido at our dojo is uniquely tailored to complement and elevate your existing expertise.

Aikido’s emphasis on blending and redirecting attacks will seamlessly align with your existing martial skills, boosting both adaptability and your ability to read and respond to diverse combat scenarios. You’re not alone in this journey; many of our members have walked the path of various martial arts.

Why Aikido of Scottsdale?

As chief instructor, my background brings:

45 years of Aikido training, holding a 7th-degree black belt

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.

Extensive experience in personal protection and security.

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.

Three decades as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in athletic performance,

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.
My unique approach integrates the intricacies and practicality of Aikido with a deep understanding of physical function and well-being.

Why Aikido?

Our training style not only sharpens physical 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.

Furthermore, Aikido training offers numerous health and fitness benefits, such as promoting weight loss, boosting energy levels, enhancing flexibility, and building muscle strength.

Come join us, make new friends, and have a great workout!

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

Harkins Theater Plaza
Near Pita Jungle Restaurant

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