Kitsap Aikido is a member dojo of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF). Sensei Lew Clark (Fukushidoin) and Sensei James Nybo bring decades of experience to their students.
Our mission is to share the benefits of Aikido with the local community and to improve the health and character of our students.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art, dedicated to the art of managing conflict. Developed by Founder Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking your opponent, but rather on using their energy to gain control. It is not a static art, but places great emphases on motion and dynamics of movement.
Aikido practice is strenuous, but not violent; demanding but not rough. It is manifested through smooth spiral movements with no sense of conflict between partners, with no winners or losers. There is no competition in Aikido, no matches, no sparring.
Our focus is to derail the aggressors’ movement by unbalancing and redirecting their efforts. This philosophy makes aikido different.
What makes Kitsap Aikido different is the leadership and personal commitment from sensei. They teach discipline, endurance, personal responsibility, confidence, positivity, self-assurance, respect, poise, martial form and growth at all levels. Both are kind but firm. Both are committed to “Tadashi”, doing the right thing from the heart.
Kitsap Aikido is unique because Kitsap Aikido is a community. Unlike many dojos, once you become a member of Kitsap Aikido, you become part of a group of people that look out and care for each other both on and off the mat.
Members’ ages range from five to 80, with training history from 0 days to 30 years. All are welcome.
We offer Basics classes, All Levels classes, and Weapons classes. Please visit or call for details on which might be best for you.
We accept children as young as five years old, and we encourage - but do not require - parents to join them on the mat.
We maintain our dojo ourselves, and welcome any members who would like to help. Cleanup is weekly on Saturdays from 9:00-9:30am.
Paid monthly, $130/month family cap (for 3 attendees)
Paid monthly, $120/month family cap (for 3 attendees)
Adults only. Annual renewal deadline of March 15, $10 late fee applies.
5th Kyu and above
Covers one day of mat use (during classes), does not apply to new potential members
There is a family cap of $120.00 (for three attendees) per month for dojo fees.
Military Individual adults actively employed by any branch of U.S. may take a 10% discount off their individual dojo fee. This discount does not combine with any other discount.
Members who have prepaid dues will not be subject to any price change until their plan renews. Prepayment discounts are available for 6 months (5%) and 12 months (10%).
Student discounts and consideration for special circumstances are available on a case-by-case basis upon approval by Sensei.