We love meeting new people and welcome everyone to come and train with us, regardless of experience level. We have adult classes 6 days a week and children's classes on Saturday. Our full class schedule is available at https://nashvilleaikikai.org/classes/class-schedule/. To learn more about the art of Aikido and our dojo, come by and visit a class. We are located at 1701B Fatherland Street, in the heart of hip East Nashville.
Our Chief Instructors, Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei, both hold the rank of Rokudan. They both trained directly with Saotome Shihan in Sarasota, FL and have been honored by him with the designation Ueshiba Juku. This honor is awarded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan to selected senior students and instructors in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to building ASU and promoting O Sensei’s vision. It declares that they are not only true direct disciples of Saotome Sensei and inheritors of his teachings, but are also part of O Sensei’s own school and pure lineage.
- Due to coronavirus this event has been canceled: Seminar with Hofmeister Sensei (10/02/2020)
- POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS -- An Ukemi Seminar with Meredith Abel Sensei at Nashville Aikikai (06/19/2020)
- Seminar with Ikeda Sensei -- CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (05/15/2020)
- Postponed -- Seminar to celebrate new location of Cookeville Aikido with Tom and Mary McIntire Senseis, 6th Dans (04/03/2020)
- Hofmeister Sensei at Nashville Aikikai (10/04/2019)
- Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei at Nashville Aikikai (05/17/2019)
- Mary McIntire Sensei: Two Sword Seminar at Nashville Aikikai (04/13/2019)
- Tres Hofmeister Sensei at Nashville Aikikai (10/05/2018)
- One Day Seminar at Nashville Aikikai with Tom and Mary McIntire Sensei (08/11/2018)
- Hofmeister Sensei Seminar at Nashville Aikikai (10/06/2017)