Located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic and business districts, Aikido of Center City has been offering world class martial arts instruction since 1997.
Aikido of Center City is a member of the United States Aikido Federation, which is under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei. The USAF provides a direct connection to the World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and all Black Belt ranks are approved and issued by the Aikikai Foundation.
We offer a variety of programs, which will perfectly meet your needs. If you're a parent looking for martial arts for your child, our children's program uses an age specific curriculum to teach, not only effective self defense, but also helps increase concentration, motivation, confidence, and self discipline; skills needed to succeed in school and in life. Our adult program is perfect whether you've never studied a martial art, or if you've been studying Aikido for many years. Our extensive class schedule has plenty of fun, learn-at-your-own-pace classes for a beginner and challenging, dynamic classes for the experienced Aikidost; we have a program that's "just right" for you. And if you're just looking to try something new, we have introductory programs for both children and adults.
Visitors are always welcome to tour the school, watch a class, or train with us. Please browse through our website and feel free to contact us when you're ready to begin, or continue, your Aikido journey.
We look forward to training with you!