Aikido is a true budo or Martial way, developed early in the 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). In Japanese, Aikido means "the way of harmony with the force of nature".
The name Aikido is composed of three Japanese characters:
Ai - harmony
Ki - spirit or energy
Do - path or way
Aikido evolved in the historic tradition of Japanese warrior arts, growing out of the "hard style" combative arts such as judo, jujutsu and sword fighting. Read more.
We at Aikido of El Paso understand the importance of instilling the character traits of responsibility, respect, discipline, self confidence and wise choice making skills in youth. Our Youth Program teaches practical and proven self-defense methods, in addition to enforcing clear rules of good behavior to be followed in class and at home. Find out more.
Aikido of El Paso is located at 808 Montana Ave., near Virginia St. and the Pat O'Rourke Recreation Center The location provides fast and easy access from all parts of town. There is non-metered street parking at the dojo. Aikido of El Paso is equipped with a large 1300sq. ft. practice area, male and female changing rooms and lavatories. Visit us.