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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2 months ago
Francisco Padilla

To all my brothers in AWA who serve in the military is a honor to salute you and thanks for your service.
82nd Airborne division hohaaaa.
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To all my brothers in AWA who serve in the military is a honor to salute you and thanks for your service.
82nd Airborne division hohaaaa.
3 months ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

Remember, remember the 5th of November. And this great seminar we had in September! #community #makefriends #NeverStopLearning #findyourself #lincolnsquare #northcenter #andersonville #ravenswood #edgewater ... See MoreSee Less

Remember, remember the 5th of November. And this great seminar we had in September! #community #makefriends #neverstoplearning #findyourself #lincolnsquare #northcenter #andersonville #ravenswood #edgewater
3 months ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

Ever wanted to learn how to swing a sword? And then throw a person swinging a sword? #justaikidothings #newskills #getfocused #lincolnsquare #northcenter #ravenswood #edgewater #andersonville ... See MoreSee Less

Ever wanted to learn how to swing a sword? And then throw a person swinging a sword? #justaikidothings #newskills #getfocused #lincolnsquare #northcenter #ravenswood #edgewater #andersonville
3 months ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

It's about putting your partner in a bad position and keeping yourself in a good position ~Sato-sensei #lifeadvice #personalgrowth #taketheleap #getactive #lincolnsquare #andersonville #northcenter #edgewater #ravenswood ... See MoreSee Less

Its about putting your partner in a bad position and keeping yourself in a good position ~Sato-sensei #lifeadvice #personalgrowth #taketheleap #getactive #lincolnsquare #andersonville #northcenter #edgewater #ravenswood
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