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Aikido in Northwest Portland/Pearl District


Portland Aikikai was founded in 1992 by Yoko Okamoto and Christopher Mulligan, after having finished a period of intensive training at the Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo.

At Portland Aikikai, we practice the Aikikai Style, the classical form derived from the teachings of the founder, Morihei Ueshiba.

We are led by our

Dojo Cho

Michael Napoli, 4th Dan

Senior Instructor:

Ty Barker, 6th Dan


We strive to maintain the environment of a traditional Japanese dojo and are committed to a vision of an authentic, rigorous and welcoming community.

This vision has been sustained for over twenty years. 

Portland Aikikai, a member of the United States Aikido Federation, is not a training hall, it is a Dojo, where students learn "dō" or a "way" to improve ourselves through everyday practice. 




Beginners:  Tues + Thurs 6-7pm

All Levels:  Mon 6-7pm + Sun 10-11am

Weapons:  Sat 10-11am

Children:  Mon + Thurs 430-530pm 
Teens: Mon + Thurs 515-550pm


All Levels:  Wed + Fri 6-7pm

Sparring:  Sat 1130am-1230pm

Open Mat

Sat + Sun 11am

Mon Mon 7-730pm


June 12th

Rank Testing & Dojo Social


Come on by!


Visitors are always welcome in the dojo.  Please come and watch any class.  Our instructors are happy to answer your questions. Every Dojo has it's own spirit and we hope you enjoy ours!

No uniform is required for first few classes. Wear comfortable clothes that protect elbows and knees and be here 20 minutes early to sign-up, meet the instructors and settle in.

Adult Membership


Aikido & Kenpo

$100 a month 


scholarships available for anyone needing financial assistance

All levels welcome


Find our Special $99 Introduction Plan here

Gift certificates are available.

Combine a membership with a Dogi for a great gift!


Speak with any of our senior students or instructors, they will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Training uniforms (Dogis)  are available for purchase:

Adults $50

Children $40


We love our Children’s Program.

We strive to create a fun and safe environment where kids gain self-confidence and discipline while building patience, balance, coordination, flexibility, and fitness.


As with all classes, friends and family are encouraged to watch!

Children's Class Schedules:

Mon & Thurs 4:30-5:30pm

Monthly Fees for Kids:



scholarships available for those needing financial assistance

Our Adult Beginner's classes are open to 14-18 year old's, with instructor approval.




Parents who are active members can also join their kids during some children's classes with the instructor's approval.

This is a great opportunity for families to train together. Parents, please consider joining us on the mat.

Kid's training uniforms available for $40



The Children's Program


Get in Touch!

Thanks! We'll be in touch soon. In the meantime, please stop by and observe any class.

1419 NW Raleigh St.

Portland, OR  97209

The Dojo is near the 15, 24 and 77 bus routes ( closest stop number 14039) as well as the Portland Streetcar (stop 10775)

Contact information:

Phone: (971)258-2064


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