Free Introductory Aikido week starting Monday, August 1, 6:30pm

Email us at if you like, to reserve your spot – though we will accept walk-ins as well.
Evidence of COVID19 vaccination (card) required of all students

August is Junior Aikido month — free to try

Starts Saturday August 6 at 9:00am and continues for every Saturday in August.
It’s the best time to check us out Junior Aikido: balance games, awareness games, timing and focus practices, and basic aikido.

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 6th degree black belt, Claude Geeroms and 4th degree black belt, James Ford. 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