The Pax River Aikikai is the newest US Aikido Federation (USAF) dojo in the southern Maryland area (operating at The House of Dance in Hollywood). The instructor, David Norton, is fifth degree black belt, and certified through the USAF to teach aikido.
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art with roots in ju-jitsu and swordsmanship. There is no conflict in aikido, but rather one utilises an opponent’s own energy against him, resulting in a throw or pin.
Classes are open to everyone age 15 and up. Visitors are always welcome - to watch or participate. The first class is always free!