Welcome to St. Cloud "Master Sok" Aiki Shuren Dojo! We are a traditional Iwama Takemusu Aikikai style training space located in the St. Cloud area.
Our Dojo's main focus is to preserve, teach, and pass on the knowledge of Morihiro Saito Shihan. Saito Shihan was the most loyal and devoted disciple of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido, spanning over the years of 1946-1969.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on blending with an opponent’s attack in order to render the strike ineffective. In Aikido we do not focus on strength, striking, or use of force. Rather we focus our attention on movement, technique, and balance.
Classes are offered to men and women 16 years of age and older. New students will be given direct focus and teaching from our head instructor as well as being paired up with many experienced Aikidoists. This method of teaching and practicing will set new students up for success with their journey in Aikido.
Aikido is highly recognized as being an effective self-defense martial art, but Aikido goes beyond just self-defense. We invite you to come participate in a free class and see for yourself!