Aikido at Lakeshore Dojo

Lakeshore Aikido dojo is a safe and supportive environment to study Aikido as a philosophical system and as a classical martial art. Our goal is to cultivate a strong inner sensibility through outer physical training. Since Aikido is based on connection, attention and receptivity, one does not have to be physically strong to become proficient in this beautiful and powerful martial art.

Schedule and COVID-19 Update

Masks are currently optional to practice for those who have been fully vaccinated. We do require proof-of-vaccination for new members.


6:30 – 8:00 pm
6:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 9:15 am
9:00 – 11:00 am

(Saturday is currently a weapons-only class. Street clothes suggested; no gi required.)

All classes are held at the Lakeshore Aikido dojo in Cleveland Heights, OH.

About Aikido

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art, founded by Morihei Ueshiba (“O’Sensei”) in the twentieth century. Aikido is rooted in the Japanese martial art of Jujitsu, which emphasizes grappling, joint locks (immobilization) and projections (throws). Unlike Jujitsu though, Aikido places focus on non violent resolution of conflict and not on the destruction of the opponent.

O’Sensei chose the name Aikido deliberately to capture the principles of his martial art. The word “aikido” is formed of three kanji:

  •  – ai – joining, unifying
  •  – ki – spirit, energy
  •  –  – way, path