Aikido in Northwest Portland/Pearl District
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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

Nasim Hanif Hurd, 3rd Dan


senior instructors:

Ty Barker, 5th Dan

Rick Watson, 4th 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. Through the community of Portland Aikikai and through the Art of Aikido, students from a variety of cultures, races, and ages learn their role in the community as well as their role in greater society.


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




Thinking of joining? Please come say hello. 


Beginners are encouraged to come watch a class or two. Our instructors are happy to answer your questions and visitors are always welcome in the dojo. We want you to enjoy training here so come make sure Portland Aikikai is a good fit for you. 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 show up 15-20 minutes early to sign-up, meet the instructors and settle in.

Adult Membership

$85 a month. 

(first month  $110 Includes annual insurance. *

*subject to change.

Introduction to Aikido for Adults:

2 months for $99.  Unlimited training.

  Classes offered everyday. Start anytime


18 years and younger see below.


We offer Basics classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm.

All levels welcome.


Gift certificates are available.

Combine a membership with a Dogi for a great gift!


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

Training uniforms (Dogis)  are available for purchase:

Adults $50

Children $40


The Children's Program

We take pride in our Children’s Program. We work to create a fun and  safe environment where children gain self-confidence and discipline while building patience, balance, coordination, flexibility, and fitness.


Our instructors are alumni of the children’s program or have had their own children graduate to the adults class.


As with all classes, friends and family are welcome and encouraged to come watch.


Our Thursday night Adult beginner's classes are also open to 14-18 year olds with instructor's approval. The reverse is also tue for Sunday morning kid's class where parents who are active members can join their kids with the instructor's approval.

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


Monthly Fees for 18 and younger:

Children's class (6-14 year olds)

Three classes a week.        $55.00*

Monday Thursday and Sunday

Children are encouraged to attend at least twice a week.


Youth 14-18 years old can train in Adult classes with instructors' permission.

Uniforms (Dogis) available for $40.

*annual mat insurance fee required

$25 for 2020



Contact Us

1612 NW 15th Ave

Portland, OR  97209

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


street parking.

our entrance is from the interior courtyard of Raleigh Square

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