19470 Viking Ave NW #203, Poulsbo, WA 98370

(360) 990-9069

Welcome to Kitsap Aikido


About Us

Excellent Instructors


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.

Classes For Adults and Children


Kitsap Aikido offers classes for children five years old and up, and invites their adults to join in the fun on the mat! 

Our Mission


 Our mission is to share the benefits of Aikido with the local community and to improve the health and character of our students. 

What is Aikido?

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.

Why Kitsap Aikido?

  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. 


Aikikai Foundation: Our connection to the Founder


United Stated Aikido Federation: Our governing organization policies and goals


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Price List


Family Discount

 There is a family cap of $120.00 (for three attendees) per month for dojo fees. 

Military Discount

 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.

Prepayment 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%).

Other Discounts

Student discounts and consideration for special circumstances are available on a case-by-case basis upon approval by Sensei.

Contact Us

Kitsap Aikido

19470 Viking Ave. NW #203 Poulsbo, Washington 98370

(360) 990-9069


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4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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