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.

Kangeiko 2023, winter training, registration is now open, see our blog post: https://www.kikumatsudojo.net/kangeiko-2023/

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

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2 weeks ago
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Masakatsu Agatsu - True Victory is victory over oneself ... See MoreSee Less

Masakatsu Agatsu - True Victory is victory over oneself
4 weeks ago
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Another fantastic entry into the New Year with our celebration of Kagami Biraki. Here's to a year filled with new experiences and friendships expanded. A huge shout-out to our very own Orpheus Hawkins for his promotion to Godan, and congratulations to all who were promoted. ... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic entry into the New Year with our celebration of Kagami Biraki. Heres to a year filled with new experiences and friendships expanded. A huge shout-out to our very own Orpheus Hawkins for his promotion to Godan, and congratulations to all who were promoted.

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Omg, *love* the group photo for 2023 Kagami Biraki!! Everyone looks so happy. Perfect way to start the New Year! Congrats again to Orpheus; he's so awesome. 🫶🙏🙇‍♂️💙

1 month ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

For this week�#MeetOurMembersmbers Monday we have Belinda.

Belinda started training Fall 2018.

She really appreciates the harmonious, non-competitive aspect of Aikido. Her understanding of the art form is that the goal of any defense is about regaining control of a situation while inflicting the least harm necessary on the attacker, and examining our own mind while doing so. A moving mindfulness practice of sort, and good training for life itself!
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For this weeks #meetourmembers Monday we have Belinda.

Belinda started training Fall 2018. 

She really appreciates the harmonious, non-competitive aspect of Aikido. Her understanding of the art form is that the goal of any defense is about regaining control of a situation while inflicting the least harm necessary on the attacker, and examining our own mind while doing so. A moving mindfulness practice of sort, and good training for life itself!
1 month ago
Kiku Matsu Dojo

Happy #MeetOurMembers Monday! This week we have Stefanie.

Stefanie first started Aikido 2001 and is happy to have rejoined this year.

She enjoys how Aikido effects life on and off the mats as well as the community.
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Happy #meetourmembers Monday! This week we have Stefanie.

Stefanie first started Aikido 2001 and is happy to have rejoined this year.

She enjoys how Aikido effects life on and off the mats as well as the community.
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