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Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art rooted in the principles of peace and harmony.
Third Coast Aikido welcomes all new students regardless of experience level. Come join or watch a class - visitors are always welcome!

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Anybody who wants to learn more about Aikido is welcome at Third Coast Aikido. We are always accepting new students. Please contact us to get started.

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 - 8:00pm


9:00 - 10:00am



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Chief Instructor

Greg Deutsch

5th dan Aikikai

Greg began practicing Aikido in 1990 with Akira Tohei Shihan and has been teaching Aikido for more than 25 years. Prior to his Aikido studies he began his martial arts training as a teenager in 1979 practicing Kenpo karate.

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
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.


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.