About St. Louis Aikikai

IkedaSeminar2011St. Louis Aikikai is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.

Classes are temporarily suspended due to the loss of our practice site. We are currently looking for a new location and will post reopening information as soon as we can. Sorry.

Our mission is to promote the relevance of the art of Aikido in modern society, and to create a first class community of traditional Aikido practitioners in the St. Louis region. Our school was founded in West County, St. Louis in the year 2000.

Class Schedule

Day Time Instructor
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm Michael Grossman Sensei (5th Dan)
Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm John Ekey Sensei (3rd Dan)

All classes are open to all skill levels.
Please stop by to observe or try a class. First class is FREE.

University City, St. Louis
Our dojo is located in the gymnasium at All Saints Parish Church Hall in the Delmar Loop (U-Loop) district.    Map

6419 Clemens
3rd Floor Gymnasium
University City,MO 63130

Dress Etiquette
Beginners should wear sweats if they do not own a keiko gi (training uniform).
Visitors from other Aikido schools are invited to wear whatever they are accustomed to.

Aikido Schools of Ueshiba encourages all graded members to wear hakama (traditional Japanese skirt-like pants). However, we recognize that many aikidoka associate the hakama with a certain level of skill or rank on behalf of the wearer, particularly regarding ukemi (falling). Thus, our informal policy is to recommend that our members adopt the hakama once they are confident in their own ukemi.

Monthly dues for unlimited training at U-Loop dojo is $50 ($40 for Students and Unwaged).
Regular members may train for $120 quarterly.
Guests or members can train for a $10 per class mat fee.