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. 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.
We welcome all students with an interest in pursuing the art of Aikido.
Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.
- Morehei Ueshiba
Inaka Dojo - Hiroshi Ikeda