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Aikido in the Fan


Tobin Foster (4th dan)


2310 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220


Phone: 804-325-6130

Our mission is the study of Aikido, a martial art both old and new, rooted in Japan’s centuries old martial arts tradition. Aikido was founded in the mid-twentieth century by Ueshiba Morihei as a martial and spiritual path of mind-body development. Aikido teaches principles of self-defense and conflict resolution, practical approaches to the challenges of modern living, all through the medium of physical discipline.

Tobin Foster, our chief instructor, has practiced Aikido since 1991. He holds the rank of Yondan (4th dan) from Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Saotome Mitsugi Shihan.

Aikido in the Fan was established in its current location in 1997 by Stephen Earle, Matt Fischer and Jack Richford.