Welcome to Traditional Aikido of Colorado Springs!
We are a newly opened dojo (May 2018) located in central Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our focus is exclusively on teaching/practice of Traditional, or Iwama-Ryu Aikido. Our dojo is a member dojo of the California Aikido Association (Division 1). We have a 30 tatami mat, and a large observation space. We also have separate changing areas and bathrooms for men and women.
Our Dojocho, John Wiley, has been practicing Aikido for over 20 years, with a focus, for the last 15 years, on Iwama-Ryu Aikido. Our instructional program includes Aikido Taijutsu (empty hand techniques) and Iwama Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo instruction.
Our dojo’s mission is to support the development of a vibrant, sustainable and robust local Aikido community within both the Colorado Springs region and the greater state of Colorado. Our focus is on the study of Traditional, or Iwama Style, Aikido. We teach Aikido as a martial art. We believe that many of the benefits of Aikido are derived through consistent and spirited practice. Our principal goal is to preserve the teachings of the founder, Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei, as passed down by Morihiro Saito Shihan. We practice Aikido as a means to reconcile conflict.
Visitors and Observers are Warmly Welcomed!
Please visit: https://www.cos-aikido.com for more information!