Join us for a 3-hour intensive workship where you’ll walk away with practical self defense techniques that you can apply immediately upon completion. We will also discuss our ‘AAA’ Awareness, Assessment, & Action plan in addition to discussing other non-lethal & lethal precautions you can take to protect yourself from an attacker, mugger, etc.
We will teach you how to defend from grabs, chokes, attacks from behind, etc. We will also demonstrate the key striking zones that will drop your attacker so you can get away.
Come learn from the Top Aikido Instructors in the area and combined teaching experience of over 60 years! Meet your Instructors by clicking here
Saturday, August 1 at 9AM
Only $25 for a 3-Hour Class!
Practical Self Defense. Modern Disclipline Aikido!
Aikido of Charlotte is a North Carolina Non-Profit Educational organization founded over 25 years ago and is the oldest, most experienced aikido dojo in the Charlotte.
Our Chief Instructor, Dennis Main Sensei, 6th Dan, Shidoin, has 45 years of experience and is the most senior aikido teacher in the Charlotte surrounding area. We are dedicated to the teaching of traditional Aikido as handed down from the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei). We have an Air-conditioned Retail dojo with a 1,000 sq. ft sprung mat system just minutes from Uptown Charlotte and highly accessible from South Charlotte or the Lake Norman area. We have an “open mat” policy where you can come watch and/or participate in a class. We encourage fellow aikidoka from other dojos to come seek us out in their travels. We strive for a “friendly” atmosphere where we train seriously yet have a lot of fun at the same time. Our dojo is run by Dojo Cho, J. Weiner Sensei, 4th Dan, Fukushidoin, please contact him for questions.
Personally all 3 of my kids are on summer break. All 3 swim on teams, 2 of them swim on 2 teams. Effectively that means that for 8 weeks I lose all but 2 days to get on the mat. I’ve found that if I’m on the mat 1 day...
Dojo Cho: “Why did you start training in Aikido?” Nick-san: “I started training last year at the age of 25. I was two years out of graduate school and was without organized sports in my life for the first time since kindergarten. I knew something was missing, and I had...
One of the hardest obstacles beginners face is the ability to slow down. I mean slow down not stand still. Slow down the end of of your throw. Slow down your ukemi. Slow down your mind.Slow down your Reio. Slow down your desire to get it right not fast. And...
After passing my 6th Kyu test on Monday, I remarked to Weiner Sensei, half in jest, that it felt good to have successfully attained the lowest possible rank in Aikido. Weiner Sensei corrected me, saying that unranked (Mukyu) is itself a lower rank, and even that is an achievement beyond...
When you join Aikido of Charlotte not only do you get the benefit of being taught by superior instructors, you are actually joining a community of practitioners who’s relationships extend beyond the edge of the mat. You become friends, co-workers, almost like a family…participating in each others lives outside the dojo.- Jim Plunkett, 3rd Kyu
Aikido of Charlotte is the first school I have visited in a very long time that made me feel comfortable learning at my own pace – the instruction is excellent and there is also no feeling of needing to prove yourself or to be the new “tough guy” in the class.- Kristen Stone, 5th Kyu
“I’d like to thank Aikido Charlotte for an enlightening and informative self defense class, that I attended. I loved the professionalism and practical knowledge I learned from the class. I feel much more confident from what I learned in a few hours. Sensei D. Main and Sensei J. Weiner were extremely informative and helpful in their instruction and gave great advice during the practice sessions. I’d highly recommend the course and am considering enrolling in the school as a result. Thanks again!”- Debbie B, Self Defense Class Student