About Us

Aikido is a contemporary martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba.  The word “Aikido” can be translated as “the way of the harmonious spirit.”  Aikidoka — practitioners of Aikido — train the mind, body, and spirit to resolve conflict through awareness, balance, and connection.

The Kyoseikan Dojo Aikido Program — Grand Rapids Aikikai — is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Aikido instruction and training in West Michigan. We are a member dojo of Birankai North America and therefore affiliated with Hombu Dojo, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.

We offer students a traditional Aikido training experience. Students train regularly in empty hand techniques, defense against armed attackers, multiple person attacks, and weapons training which include bokken, tanto, jo & modern-day weapons.