aikido shoubu dojo in tucson arizona

Aikido Shoubu Dojo

Aikido classes are on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6-7:30pm and Saturday mornings from 9-10:30am. Knife Fighting classes from 10:45-11:45am on Saturdays.  Come on down and try it out or observe class if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you. 

These days the term “martial arts” has been watered down to the extent that people think of it as just a fighting system, “self defense,” or even worse, MMA or cage fighting.  The current perception of martial arts is so mired in fallacies and misunderstandings that people do not know the power and the depth of what it once was, and still is, if you have the eyes to see and the will to seek it out.

Aikido Shoubu Dojo is not just a martial art school that teaches physical movement that helps you learn how to fight, or worse, how to do it with rules in a cage.  Yes, it is a place to learn self defense and how to protect your loved ones, but there is SO MUCH MORE!  It is a journey and a wondrous exploration into your own spirit as you strive to reach your utmost potential.  Unlike many martial art disciplines out there, you will have incredible lasting effects that will be priceless when you are no longer in your physical prime.  At Aikido Shoubu Dojo you will learn ancient wisdom passed down from master to master for hundreds of years.  You are not taught by a 20 year-old that learned his “system” in a couple of years.  You are taught by someone with decades of rigorous, meticulous, strict (and sometimes even brutal) training in Japan, received directly from the martial art masters there.  You will learn Japanese language, customs, and etiquette.  You will shed blood, sweat and tears decoding the mysteries within you. You will learn how to wield the mystical energy in us all, known in Japanese as Ki (気).  This is not for everyone but all are welcome here at Aikido Shoubu Dojo.  Everyone can accomplish victory if you have the courage, grit, strength, and resilience to do so.  If you do not have these qualities, you will acquire them here.  Start your martial art training today. Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  There is only now.  The power of now is all you have and all you need.  Come and watch class today and start the journey of a lifetime.  You do not need an appointment, just come in and watch class anytime!


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“Last year I was involved in a horrific motor vehicle accident. After extensive physical therapy I needed to find something to help rebuild my muscle tone and balance. I was recommended to try martial arts and I heard about Aikido and was very curious.  I was introduced to Cody Lewellen Sensei through a friend and he encouraged me to visit his martial arts class and watch a session. I also saw Lewallen Sensei online and was very impressed. Being a female, I was at first a little intimidated, but Cody Sensei and all of the students in the dojo have been so patient, kind and helpful in teaching me everything they know about self defense and Aikido. It is nice to know that Lewallen Sensei’s teacher in Japan is a woman, and that if I learn this martial art called Aikido, I don’t have to be big and strong to make the technique work. I feel very fortunate to be training here and believe anyone who joins us will feel the same.”

Testimonial from B. Winslow

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