Nashville Classical Japanese Aikido

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The Dojo of Nashville is dedicated to teaching and perpetuating the fundamental philosophy and disciplines of modern budo (martial training) through the study of aikido. Our goal is to pass on classical martial training from one generation to another. We strive to maintain the art and traditions while applying its principles to modern day combative strategies. Our Aikido classes are led by Steve Matthews, Yondan and Erwin Ricafort, Sandan. The Dojo of Nashville is where students of all ages train in a safe and friendly environment.  Youth classes are for ages 7-12. Adults start at 13 years and up.

If you're looking to learn martial arts, boost your confidence, and get in-shape sign up for a free class today. 

2403 Nolensville Pike,  Suite 102,  Nashville, TN  37211        Call  (754) 800-DOJO

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Traditional Aikido Training Friendly Atmosphere

Effective, practical martial arts training and classes in Aikido are offered at the Dojo of Nashville.  Training is facilitated with traditional Japanese weapons, modern weapons, and in empty hand techniques. 

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Nashville Event Rental Space Available! 

This dojo is quite large. We have 1200 square feet of mat space in 3000 square feet of room. This event space is perfect for dance or theater rehearsals, seminars, classes in yoga, group meditation, photo shoots locations, or other martial arts. If you need a space in the heart of Nashville to teach for a weekend or on a regular basis,  contact for more information

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Martial Arts
for Everyone

Whether you have trained in another art class or have never had any martial arts experience, new students are always welcome to join our Aikido classes.  At The Dojo of Nashville we value diversity and inclusion. Our students come from all walks of life, including professionals, teachers, university students, teens, moms, dads, children, civilians, military and law enforcement officers.

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