Aikido of Virginia Beach

Aikido of Virginia Beach

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Aikido of Virginia Beach is Hampton Roads' oldest Aikido dojo. We teach Iwama-Style aikido Aikido of Virginia Beach is a family martial arts center.

We promote effective training that will help increase focus, concentration, and mind-body coordination. At Aikido of Virginia Beach, we teach traditional Iwama style Aikido. We are a member of the California Aikido Association. Anthony Sensei is the chief instructor and holds the rank of 1st degree black belt. Chris Sensei holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt. We encourage any adult and child

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Please join us for our annual Hendricks Shihan Tai Sai Seminar on April 20 & 21. The dojo will also be celebrating our 35th Anniversary. Hope you can join us!


UPDATE!!! Shout out to Toymeister here in VB is now available as a drop off location for the toy drive! Drop box is located next to the checkout / entrance . Thank you oldskool video games and more! Another morphinominal update, OldSkool video games and more, Suffolk location is now a drop off location!!!
Who’s ready for the 10th annual VB Mighty Morphin Red Ranger CHKD Toy Drive! Some ways you can help make a difference, donate in person ( locations to be posted ) or using the QR codes for cashapp and PayPal. Please only new unwrapped toys, no stuffed animals please. Toy drive will be from November 20th through December 20th and delivered to CHKD on December 21st.!4m2!3m1!1s0x89ba95233501a743:0x23ff5d9c813feac0?entry=s&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiGv8DI-umCAxXxKFkFHSQwD9cQ4kB6BAgQEAA&hl=en-US

Weapons Seminar November 18 and 19, 2023 - Aikido of San Leandro 10/18/2023

Weapons Seminar November 18 and 19, 2023 - Aikido of San Leandro Weapons Seminar with Patricia Hendricks Shihan through Zoom and in person to be held on November 18th and 19th. The schedule is below: Nov 18th Saturday 8:30 am – 9:30 am California Time 10 am – 11 am California Time Nov 19th Sunday 8:30 am – 9:30 am California Time 10 am – 11 am California ...


AOVB is back to classes every Wednesday and Thursday 5pm - 6pm for kids ages 5-14. Adult classes ages 15 and older 6pm-7pm. Classes are held outside so please dress accordingly.
Tuition is $100 per month due at the beginning of the month. Family rates are available as well.
1hour private lessons $50 and by appointment only. Message us today for more information and updated address .


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Join us for the Pat Hendricks Shihan 2023 Colorado Seminar

Pat Hendricks Shihan, 7th dan, returns to Colorado for a two-day seminar November 4-5. Students from all Aikido styles and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Pat Hendricks Shihan’s deep understanding of the Iwama style of Aikido, based on her more than 40 years of dedication to training and teaching.

Both days of the seminar cover open-hand and weapons practice with Bokken and Jo. Get ready to explore the connection between open-hand and weapons, and how each strengthens and complements the other.
About Pat Hendricks Shihan
Pat Hendricks Shihan, 7th dan Aikikai, started Aikido in 1974 with Stan Pranin and Mary Heiny. In 1976, she moved to Iwama, Japan, to study with Morihiro Saito Shihan. Over the next 30 years, she returned to Japan more than 25 times, during which she spent six years as uchi-deshi (live-in student).
She holds a menkyo kaiden (highest rank) in weapons certification from Saito Shihan and was certified by him to test for weapons rankings the U.S.
She served as Saito Shihan's representative for the U.S. and is head of the Iwama division in the California Aikido Association (CAA). She teaches around the world, as well as through her online programs. Her dojo, Aikido of San Leandro , attracts students from all over the world, including Japan.

📅 Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2023
⌚ Time: 9:00 - 4:15 (see schedule below)
Both days: $120.
One day: $80
At the door: $80 per day

Early-bird ticket pricing: $100 for both days good through October 15, 2023
Tickets are nonrefundable.

Denver Aikido, 1592 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Friday November 3, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 pm Keiko Special Session with Hendricks Shihan (separate tickets available October 16)

Saturday November 4, 2023
10:30 - 11:00 am: Registration
11:00 - 12:00 am: Keiko (Open Hand)
12:15 am - 1:15 pm: Keiko (Weapons in the Park)
1:15 - 2:30 pm: Lunch on your own
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Keiko (Weapons in the Park)
3:45 - 4:45 pm: Keiko
5:00 pm: Testing & Demos

Sunday November 5, 2023
9:30 - 10:00 am: Registration
10:00 - 11:00 am: Keiko
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Keiko (Weapons in the Park)
12:15 - 2:00 pm: Lunch on your own
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Keiko (Weapons in the Park)
3:15 - 4:15 pm: Keiko

Saturday night:
All invited to the potluck party hosted by Kinjo Dojo.
Location: Arvada, CO
Time: 6:30

This special seminar is co-hosted by the Colorado Iwama division dojos (affiliated with CAA).
Kinjo Aikido Dojo | Kiryu Aikido | Traditional Aikido of Colorado Springs

🔗 Seminar Flyer (Coming soon)

Seminar Sponsor:
Denver Aikido | Blue Ascension Media

Event Questions: [email protected]


Classes will be held Thursday and Friday this week, 6-7pm. For new students please message us for more information.


Over the years AOVB has had some very notable guest instructors, Patricia Hendricks Shi Han, Yvonne Thelwell Roku Dan, Lenny Sly Tenshin Aikido, Mark Larson who was Saito Sensei’s longest live in students, Bruce Williams former AOVB student and then head of his own dojo here in VB and even had Steve Cardenas ( Rocky Red Power Ranger) and Austin St. John Red Power Ranger and Gold Power Ranger. It’s been an amazing ride from day 1. Both Chris Sensei and Tony Sensei bring not just their knowledge and training to the mat but also the two of them are best described as Yin and Yang. Both being technical precision to the mat, both are the youngest ranking Dojo-Cho’s in the entire CAA and only dojo with 2 chief instructors that is recognized by the CAA. Chris Sensei brings his light hearted and technical side to class, Tony Sensei brings not just his technical side, he brings his “Dad” side to the mat as well. Both of his children train under him as students. His son now has been training since age 5, for 10 years and his daughter since age 3 has been training for 6 years.
Chris Sensei while attending VCU was fortunate to train with our good friend Brian Hill of River City Aikido. Tony Sensei brings his military training experience and now his experience as one of Virginia Beach PD’s finest. HIs experience as a Police Officer brings a unique training experience to AOVB, his ability to bring not just the basics of Aikido but also first hand experience using AIKIDO as a Police Officer . At AOVB we are a family, we encourage family to train together and to be apart of the community .

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977 Chimney Hill Parkway Suite A
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 7pm
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm
Thursday 6pm - 7pm

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