The shomen The Dojo Junior Aikido with Randy Sensai Weapons Practice Seminar with Ikeda Sensai

Aikido School of Central Ohio is offering a Free Intro for Fall 2017!

Learn the art of (relatively) peaceful resolution in a world of conflict. De-escalation vs. escalation!

What: We are offering a two-week adult Aikido intro class to all OSU students (undergraduate and graduate).

When: Starting Wednesday, September 27th, ending Wednesday, October 11th.

Cost: Free for those two weeks, of course. After that, undergraduate students get a discounted rate of $60 per month. (other adults: $85 per month) and no long-term contracts to worry about.

Limitation: due to limited space, we can offer this to only the first ten (10) individuals who respond by email to

Additionally: If not all 10 spaces are taken by OSU students, we will open up the remaining spots to any interested adult who emails their interest to (so it doesn’t hurt to let us know early on if you’re interested).

Aikido is an effective and flowing self-defense art

Aikido is a Japanese martial art which grew out of “hard-style” combative arts, however in Aikido, instead of learning how to injure the attacker, you learn to avoid the force of the attack, then lead it into a wrist pin or into a throw. The Aikido way can also mean simply getting out of the way of an attack without escalating the fight and without “punishing” the attacker – A noble goal and a different view for those who often see martial arts portrayed as arts of destruction. There is no competition in Aikido. Instead, there is cooperation in the early phase of learning, a spirit of helping your partner get stronger by giving progressively stronger attacks.

The Aikido School of Central Ohio is one of the regions premier martial arts schools

Founded in January 1993, the Aikido School of Central Ohio is lead by Claude Geeroms, 6th degree black belt, James Ford and Stephen Webb, both 3rd degree black belts. The Aikido School of Central Ohio is located at 4554 Indianola Ave (map). Prospective students may contact the dojo at (614) 263-1700 or via email at