Who We Are
Founded in 1979, we are the oldest Shodokan Aikido and
Judo dojo in Howard
County, as well as one of the oldest in the state of Maryland.
is affiliated with Aikido America International
and a chartered club of the
US Judo Association.
We invite you to experience how
these unique martial arts can improve your flexibility,
stamina, strength, and confidence.
Please contact us
for more information.
Location and Schedule
The club practices at the Columbia
Athletic Club, 5435
Beaverkill Road, Columbia, MD 21044 (map), four times per week.
Classes are held year-round and are open to all levels.
Our Aikido Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 pm to
10:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Our Judo Classes are held on Wednesdays from 8:30 pm to
10:00 pm and on Saturdays from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
Typical class sessions include flexibility and
cardiovascular warm-ups, breakfalls, rolling, and throws. New
students should come wearing loose fitting clothing. After a few
classes, each student should plan on having a gi (martial arts uniform) to
more effectively practice.