St. Louis Aikikai is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
Our mission is to promote the relevance of the art of Aikido in modern society, and to create a first class community of traditional Aikido practitioners in the St. Louis region. Our school was founded in West County, St. Louis in the year 2000.
All classes are open to all skill levels.
If you are interested in Aikido, please stop by and of our locations to observe a class. There will be students and instructors willing to answer any questions that you may have.
We are excited to be centralizing most of our training at a new central location in St. Louis, the gymnasium at All Saints Parish Church Hall in the Delmar Loop (U-Loop) district.
We have up to 2000 sqft of mat area for our classes and seminars.
When you arrive at the Parish, please note that the Church proper is on your left and the Church Hall is to your right. The gymnasium is on the top floor.
We will try to have the doors open 15 minutes before the first class of the evening. If you arrive late, you may find the front doors secured, in which case please make your way up to the top floor via the fire escape on the left hand side of the building.
Please note that the Parish is only a short walk from the Metrolink Delmar Loop station.
Monthly dues for unlimited training at U-Loop dojo is $50 ($40 for Students and Unwaged).
Regular members may train for $120 quarterly.
Guests can train for a $10 mat fee at the U-Loop dojo.
First class is FREE.
Beginners should wear sweats if they do not own a keiko gi (training uniform).
Visitors from other aikido schools are invited to wear whatever they are accustomed to.
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba encourages all graded members to wear hakama (traditional Japanese skirt-like pants). However, we recognize that many aikidoka associate the hakama with a certain level of skill or rank on behalf of the wearer, particularly regarding ukemi (falling). Thus, our informal policy is to recommend that our members adopt the hakama once they are confident in their own ukemi.