Aikido in Chicago

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art rooted in the principles of harmony.

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Membership

We are currently accepting new students. Please contact us to begin the registration process. Students of Third Coast Aikido may, and are encouraged to, attend all class times listed.

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 - 8:00pm


Saturday

9:00 - 10:00am

Dues:

$70/month


New Member Special:

$100

Includes first month and Gi (uniform)

Greg Deutsch

Chief Instructor

5th dan Aikikai

Greg began practicing Aikido in 1990 with Akira Tohei Shihan and has been teaching Aikido for more than 20 years. He continues to challenge and develop his technique by attending seminars across the country, and has also traveled to Japan several times to practice at Hombu Dojo, the world headquarters for the art of Aikido.

A mind to serve for the peace of all human beings in the world is needed in Aikido, and not the mind of one who wishes to be strong or who practices only to defeat an opponent.

Morihei Ueshiba
ŌSensei
Founder of Aikido

HiFi Fitness - Studio 2

820 N. Orleans St.
Chicago, IL 60610

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Visitors Welcome

Please come by if you would like to watch class and talk to us about Aikido training. Just let us know you are coming. You will have to check in at the front desk of HiFi Fitness and they will direct you to our room (Studio 2).

Dojo Etiquette

Like all martial arts, etiquette is an important way to ensure safe and effective practice for all participants. Learning the etiquette is a part of training, but please read our etiquette section before coming to class.

Glossary

In Aikido we use Japanese terminology for techniques, forms, attacks, and stances. If you already speak Japanese, you should find these terms very easy to understand, but if you don't, check out our glossary for some translations.