Aikido in the Fan

The Fan Dojo is Richmond’s premier venue for training in Aikido and other traditional martial arts. We welcome beginners, as well as experienced practitioners and visitors of all affiliations. Please see our schedule for class times.

The Fan Dojo is located in Richmond’s Fan district at 2310-1/2 West Main Street, between Strawberry and Stafford Streets.

Aikido

osensei13Aikido is both old and new. Rooted in Japan’s centuries old martial arts tradition, it was founded in the mid-twentieth century by Ueshiba Morihei as a path of moral and spiritual development and mind-body union.

Aikido teaches not only the principles of self-defense and conflict resolution but a practical approach to dealing with the challenges of modern living, all through the medium of physical discipline. Practice sessions involve moderate to challenging exercise and contact with other practitioners.

The Fan Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba in the U.S. and the Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo) in Japan.

Instructors

Photo Mar 06Steve Earle has practiced Aikido for over forty-five years, including over ten years in Japan. Since 1992, he has been affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Saotome Mitsugi Shihan. Together with Josh Drachman, he is translator of Saotome Shihan’s book, A Light on Transmission. Earle’s book on the life and teachings of Nakamura Tempu, entitled Heaven’s Wind, will be published in early 2017 by North Atlantic Books.

 

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Tobin Foster has practiced Aikido since 1992. He holds the rank of sandan (3rd dan) from Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Saotome Mitsugi Shihan.

 

 

 

 

Joe Montague has over 30 years experience with Aikido and other Japanese martial arts.

Special Introductory Offer

Learn the basics of the art of aikido through hands-on instruction from senior instructors.

 

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$50 / month for the first 3 months (Check, cash, or major credit cards accepted)

Class times:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays  6~7pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays 6~7am (Early morning class!)

Saturdays 9~10:30am

Note: No class Saturday, Oct 1.

NO CONTRACTS. Attend as your schedule permits.

Aikido Kids

MARTIAL ARTS for CHILDREN of ALL AGES

** Parent Participation Welcome! **

BEGINS JANUARY 15!

Instructed by Joe Montague, 40+ years of martial arts experience

CLASS TIMES:

Fridays, 5:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm

Sundays, 5:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm

FEES:

$80 / month for both Friday and Sunday sessions

$60 / month for either Friday or Sunday session

$10 / month for each additional sibling; maximum $100 / family