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DC Aikido Martial Arts and Kids Karate
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Today 7:00 am – 9:30 pm
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2639 Connecticut Avenue Northwest C-104 Washington, DC 20008
2639 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, C-104USDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20008
Martial Arts School, Aikido School
Martial Arts School
Aikido School
Karate School
Today 7:00 am – 9:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 9:30 pmThursday 7:00 am – 9:30 pmFriday 9:00 am – 9:30 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fun Aikido martial arts classes, Kids Karate, camps, and events for both Youth and Adults.
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"Training at DC Aikido is tremendously fun."
"The instructors are eager and attentive."
"...all martial arts locations that are available in the DC area."
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Hilda Schulke
a week ago
Michael Sensei organized an amazing trip to Japan this year. We were 12 people that spent 8 days wonderful days training and sightseeing with members of our sister dojo in Naha and Okinawa city, in Japan. This was my second trip with DC Aikido, and let me tell you it was legendary! We had the best time ever, We immersed ourselves in the Japanese culture. We had the experience of sleeping in a typical Japanese bed. We enjoyed the most exotic foods, and most importantly, made wonderful friends! Hopefully, the Japanese group will come to visit DC next year. Can't wait to show them around town! Thank you Michael Sensei for organizing this epic trip!
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Jonathan Lemmond
a year ago
It has been almost two years since I started going to DC Aikido. I love it. I was nervous to start a martial art, but Sensei Michael Veltri, all of the instructors, and all of the students, make DC Aikido incredibly welcoming. I've befriended a great group of people, somehow now get along better with all of the other people in my life, and have gotten in great shape. Training at DC Aikido is tremendously fun.
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Gideon Culman
2 years ago
Nothing but high praise for DC Aikido! I joined the studio last summer for two reasons: to work up a sweat and to use aikido as a physical prism that casts new light on the conversations I conduct day-in, day-out for work as a life coach. From day 1 it has superseded my expectations in the following ways: Everybody is supportive. Anytime I have been stuck, somebody has been there to show me the way. The instructors are eager and attentive. The sparkle on the sheen of DC Aikido’s bright culture is its students, who patiently and respectfully help bring less advanced students to their next level. Every lesson is enlightening. Each class points to new ways I can better serve my clients. Whether we study balance, flexibility, striking or grabbing, not a single lesson goes by without offering up new insights. These insights translate immediately into more adroit and powerful conversations – and satisfied clients.
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A Google User
3 years ago
I love my dojo. We are truly family here. I began training at this dojo in 2007 and have gained so much from the experience. Aikido is like my oxygen. It revitalizes me after attending the early 7 a.m. classes or in the evening after a long work day. Sensai Michael and the other senior instructors take their time with you and help you to realize your full potential, not just in the dojo, but how to carry it into your daily life. It is not just self defense, but a total mind, body and life coaching experience. Come visit DC Aikido and take an introductory class and experience the warmth of this dojo.
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Jeannys Flamine NNEMNBENG
in the last week
I just came back from a trip to Japan that was organized by Michael Sensei . We spent (12 of us) 10 days in Okinawa during which we had the opportunity to receive teaching from Yamaguchi Sensei( Michael Sensei’s Sensei). It was not only a good opportunity for me to grow as an aikido practitioner but also to discover and deeply understand that the skills learned on the mats could be applied in each and every aspect of my life . The art itself, the people( my fellow classmate and of course our Japanese hosts) , the scenery , all contributed in way. They made this trip, my trip, a memorable experience. I tried my best to describe the emotions that I felt during this trip to Japan, but words won't be enough to convey the true meaning of what I experienced . It has to be lived. I hope you’ll be the next to go . I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed .
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Mario Hall
2 years ago
GREAT Dojo! I have been training for about a year at DC Aikido and I love it! The folks there are amazing! Veltri Sensei and his team provide a fun and friendly environment for kids and adults. I have gained so much than just learning Aikido. I have gained confidence, strength, and entire Dojo family that I value as my own family. I have found that in training he continually pushes his students to improve their game, both in examining the group as a whole and pinpointing the exact areas that each individual student needs to improve. The support I have received at the dojo has helped improve not only my Aikido and techniques, but my overall sense of self on the weaknesses and strengths (physical AND mental) are pointed out to me daily and corrected with patience and understanding. What's more, there has ALWAYS been someone of high rank or experience available to answer any question I might have at any given time. I can't say enough about how grateful I am to have met and trained with such an extraordinary man and group of people. Thank you DC Aikido!!!
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Ronald Lloveras
2 years ago
I've been a member since August 2012 and I'm glad I took the time to visit/review/research all martial arts locations that are available in the DC area. I was very impressed by the dojo since I first stepped onto their mat. Everyone I met was friendly and very welcoming. After the two tutorial sessions with Charly, I knew that I was going to be a proud member of this dojo. The black belt instructors are great and the all the rest of the members are great as well. Unlike other places I've visited, I didn't feel intimidated by anyone at this dojo. Everyone wanted to help each other learn the techniques and the philosophy behind them. The dojo is clean and well kept. It is conveniently located across the Woodley Park metro and just a few miles by bike.
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A Google User
3 years ago
I have been a member of this dojo since 2006.  I love this dojo.  The management staff is GREAT and the classes are very GREAT as well.  The blackbelts and 1st kyu members are nice and wonderful to work with.  This dojo is like a family where most folks knows each other.  I am glad that I joined and the prices are pretty much the same as other dojos in the area but we have a diverse group of students and I do not think you have that in to many dojos. I recommend this dojo to anyone who wants to learn Aikido.
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