Aikido at Nashville Aikikai
Aikido for Your Life.

Nashville Aikikai has a wide variety of training opportunities for individuals of all levels.  All individuals training in the dojo will need to provide proof of completed COVID vaccination and will be required to be asymptomatic and to perform a temperature check prior to training.  Our new class schedule is:

Post-Pandemic Celebration Special – Introductory Course (fully vaccinated individuals):

July 7 to August 30, 2021

Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM

$80 (Regular Price $150)

For more information, call 615-262-4224

Classes – Fully-vaccinated, returning dojo members: 

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Weapons Class at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center – Open to everyone:

Saturday 8:30 to 9:30 AM

Zoom Classes – Open to everyone: 

Monday and Thursday 6:30 to 7:00 PM

Monday 6:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 0834 3752
Passcode: 527055 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 845 4069 8408
Passcode: 747091

Youth classes continue on hold until further notice.  Check back for updates.


We are a dojo located in Nashville, TN that practices the Japanese martial art of Aikido and are affiliated withe Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.  Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. By blending his peaceful philosophical beliefs with his broad experience of Japanese Budo, he discovered an art of peaceful reconciliation. Physical strength is not required to use these techniques of self-defense, and along the way there is no predicting what you may discover about yourself.

Our Chief Instructors, Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei, both hold the rank of Rokudan. They both trained directly with Saotome Shihan in Sarasota, FL and have been honored by him with the designation Ueshiba Juku. This honor is awarded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan to selected senior students and instructors in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to building ASU and promoting O Sensei’s vision. It declares that they are not only true deshi (direct disciples) of Saotome Sensei and inheritors of his teachings, but are also part of O Sensei’s own school and pure lineage as only a true Uchi Deshi of O Sensei can recognize.

Nashville Aikikai is a not for profit organization.  All of our instructors are volunteers.  Dues go to the maintenance of the dojo.  We also welcome donations using the PayPal Donate button below.  

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