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 days ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

End of year testing and holiday party!!! Saturday, Dec. 10. Children's tests 11:30, Adult tests 1pm, Potluck party starting at 4pm.
Hope to see you there!!! 🥳🥳🥳
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3 days ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

This week for our #meetourmembers Monday we have our very own Sophia!

Sophia is 16 and has been training for 3 years.

When asked what she likes about Aikido she says, "I like that I get to meet new people, and I get to practice with them."
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This week for our #meetourmembers Monday we have our very own Sophia!

Sophia is 16 and has been training for 3 years.

When asked what she likes about Aikido she says, I like that I get to meet new people, and I get to practice with them.
7 days ago
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So thankful for our wonderful students and teachers!Image attachment

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That's my fave Chicago fam!!! The best. 🙇‍♂️🫶

1 week ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

To start our series off for our #meetourmembers Monday we have our very own Sasha!

Sasha is 15 and has been training for 8 years.

When asked what he likes about aikido he says, "I like how Aikido has taught me that I can figure anything out, as long as I start trying it."
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To start our series off for our #meetourmembers Monday we have our very own Sasha! 

Sasha is 15 and has been training for 8 years. 

When asked what he likes about aikido he says, I like how Aikido has taught me that I can figure anything out, as long as I start trying it.
2 weeks ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

Leaves are falling and so are we! Come learn to fall with us! ... See MoreSee Less

Leaves are falling and so are we! Come learn to fall with us!

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LOVE the art work

Those neon aikidoka on a black t-shirt would be amazing

I am loving this

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