Meditative Aiki Flow Class with Tom Sensei

Tom Sensei will be teaching a Meditative Aiki Flow Class on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. This class is aimed toward people who want to focus on breathing and movement, but are not necessarily interested in learning a martial art. Cost for students attending ONLY this class is $10 per class or $40 per month. Regular dojo members are encouraged to attend at no additinal cost.


Aikido Basics Fundamental Class

A new Aikido Basics Session is starting tomorrow, September 16 at 6:30 PM at Nashville Aikikai, 1701B Fatherland Street. Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM for 8 weeks.

Build strength


Relieve stress

Gain confidence

Balance and coordination


Self defense


Sharpen focus


Improve reflexes

Conflict resolution

Whatever your reason for training – Aikido is for your life!

Mary Sensei is teaching at the Halloween Seminar in DC!

Mary Sensei will be part of a line-up of talented female instructors at the Halloween Seminar at Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington, DC on October 25-27, 2019! The seminar will be focusing on the joy and beauty of Aikido. We are so proud that she has been invited to teach at the Headquarters School for the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. Also teaching will be Lee Crawford Sensei from Aikido Northshore, Kamenna Lee and Sharon Hainsfurther Senseis from Aikido Shobukan Dojo, and Meredith Abel from Aikido Chuseikan Dojo of Tampa Bay. Cost is $100 for early registration and $120 for registration after October 15, 2019. The flyer is above, and additional information can be found on the Aikido Shobukan Dojo website at

Aikido Basic Fundamentals Session Starts 9/16/2019

Our next session of Aikido Basic Fundamentals Class will be starting on Monday, September 16, 2019. This 8 week course introduces new students to the basics of Aikido training. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost is $150 for the 8 weeks, then $100 per month to continue training with us. Nashville Aikikai is a not for profit organization and all proceeds go to running the dojo. We hope to see you next Monday night!


Doshu Seminar

Mary Sensei (right) and Marta (left).

Mary Sensei and Marta were honored to train at the Doshu Seminar, Sept 7-9, 2019 in San Mateo, CA. Doshu focused on the fundatmental movements of Aikido, tenkan, irimi, tai sabaki (moving off of the line of the attack to gain an advantageous position), and kokyu. We were able to meet and train with lots of people who we have never had the opportunity to train with before. We greatly appreciate all the work of the members of the California Aikido Association who arranged this event. An much thanks to Doshu for coming to America to teach us.