Welcome to Inaka Dojo
in Japanese inaka means countryside and dojo means a place to study a martial art. When you reach Inaka Dojo in Beecher, Illinois, we'll be studying the art of aikido. We also offer classes at the New Lenox Aikido Club. Visitors are always welcome to observe our classes.
Aikido is a non-competitive martial art based on turning an attacker's power back against him. The study of aikido increases flexibility, endurance, and balance. Most students find that it reduces stress and increases the ability to focus. Aikido can be a very effective form of self-defense. However, that is not the goal of aikido; rather we strive for agatsu, the control of ourselves.
Inaka Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), headed by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. ASU is affiliated with Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Inaka Dojo is closed Thursday, November 26 and Saturday, November 28. Happy Thanksgiving!
Bridge registration open
The 2016 Midwest Aikido Bridge will tai place Friday, April 1, 9am through Sunday, April3, 1pm. Get all the details, including registration, at midwestbridge.info.
Page Sensei at Inaka Dojo
Charlie Page Sensei, 7th Dan, of Baltimore Aikido, will conduct a seminar at Inaka Dojo April 29 - May 1. Save the dates!
Whited Sensei seminar dates
Aikido of Louisville, November 13 - 15
Aikido of Madison, December 4-5
ASU Winter Intensive, December 26 - January 1
2016 Midwest Aikido Bridge, April 1 - 3