We are an Aikido dojo located at 2030 1st St in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We are affiliated with the Capital Aikido Federation in DC which in turn is affiliated with Hombu Dojo, Aikido Headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido, what is it?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to as 'O Sensei' or 'Great Teacher'). On a purely physical level it is an art involving some throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and some throws and other techniques derived from Kenjutsu. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.

The Class

Aikido classes are taught by Mike Cardwell chief instuctor, Sandan (3nd degree blackbelt) and Leroy Cole, Sandan, under the direction of Bill Plank Sensei, Rokudan (6th degree black belt). You'll find the fees to be extremely reasonable and less expensive than just about any other martial art in the area. The current Aikido instruction fee is $50 per month.

Snake River Aikido
2030 1st St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

When Should I Start? What Do I Need?

Aikido classes run year round and you may start at any time. We encourage you to stop by and observe the class. You may participate if you have a gi or wear loose, comfortable clothing, like sweats. It might be a good idea to read up on our Dojo Etiquette.