Potomac Aikikai is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art developed by master Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).

We are members of the Capital Aikido Federation,an independent association of aikido dojo. Our technical director and founder is Clyde Takeguchi Shihan. CAF ranks are recognized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo and the International Aikido Federation.


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"Aikido is not a fighting system. It is a way to condition the mind and the body"

Planning a trip to the DC metro area? Come train with us. We are conveniently located near Dulles Airport. There are plenty of great hotels, restaurants, and malls close by.