Welcome to Kiku Matsu Dojo

Established in 2005, Kiku Matsu Dojo serves as the headquarters of the Aikido World Alliance (AWA), offering high-quality training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.  Our dojo also hosts the Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group.

We have classes 7 days a week and on-going students may attend as many classes as they like. Those who would like to get a taste of Aikido are invited to take our 4-week introductory course.

What is Aikido and what you can get from training
Dojo Cho DeGraff sensei demonstrating iriminage

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23 hours ago
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Up next for our #TeacherTuesday is (Doctor) Joel Augustine.

Dr. Joel Augustin, Godan(5th Dan) Aikikai, started training in Aikido in 1992 with Fumio Toyoda Shihan at Tenshinkan Dojo. Although Aikido is a peaceful art, he likes to explore its martial aspects as well.

Dr. Joel is also a serious practitioner of Taichi and Bagua.

Teaching Schedule: substitute as needed
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Up next for our #TeacherTuesday is (Doctor) Joel Augustine.

Dr. Joel Augustin, Godan(5th Dan) Aikikai, started training in Aikido in 1992 with Fumio Toyoda Shihan at Tenshinkan Dojo. Although Aikido is a peaceful art, he likes to explore its martial aspects as well.

Dr. Joel is also a serious practitioner of Taichi and Bagua.

Teaching Schedule: substitute as needed
6 days ago
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It was great to have our friend Drx Nguyen visit us. If you find yourself in the windy city be sure to bring a gi! ... See MoreSee Less

It was great to have our friend Drx Nguyen visit us. If you find yourself in the windy city be sure to bring a gi!

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Mucho love for the folks at Kiku Matsu Dojo!

I left one there 🙂

7 days ago
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Great picture 💕

What a good looking bunch‼️

That's the best photo!! Love seeing the whole Chicago crew 💙

1 week ago
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On this #Teachertuesday we have our very own Dojo-Cho Laura DeGraff Sensei!

Laura DeGraff Sensei is a Rokudan (6th Dan) Aikikai instructor and our Dojo-Cho. She started training in 1998 at Tenshinkan Dojo. Laura’s focus for her class instruction is making Aikido accessible, safe and fun. Aikido is a living art and Laura continues to develop her art as both a lifelong student and a dedicated instructor.

Teaching Schedule: Wednesday 6:00 pm
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On this #Teachertuesday we have our very own Dojo-Cho Laura DeGraff Sensei! 

Laura DeGraff Sensei is a Rokudan (6th Dan) Aikikai  instructor and our Dojo-Cho. She started training in 1998 at Tenshinkan Dojo. Laura’s focus for her class instruction is making Aikido accessible, safe and fun.  Aikido is a living art and Laura continues to develop her art as both a lifelong student and a dedicated instructor.

Teaching Schedule: Wednesday 6:00 pm

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Thank you, DeGraff Sensei, for your clear instructions and all of your support! 🙏

Yeah, she is pretty awesome!!

2 weeks ago
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Taking care of the dojo is another way to train your mind, body and spirit. Always do so joyfully. ... See MoreSee Less

Taking care of the dojo is another way to train your mind, body and spirit. Always do so joyfully.
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