The club will be resuming regular practices starting Wed. Sept. 4th in Multi-Purpose Room #1 at the new University of Minnesota Rec Center, from 7pm – 9pm. The new schedule is listed on the header of this blog, but just for redundancy here it is:

Mondays: 7pm – 9pm
Wednesdays: 7pm – 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – 12pm

Hope to see everyone there!


The club will be transitioning to a new home in the new Rec Sports Facility on the University of MN campus. During this time we ask that anyone interested in coming to practice email the club to find out when and where practices will be held, as they are in flux until this transition is finished. After the transition, practice times and locations will be updated on this page. Thank you for your patience!

As part of our annual Fall Seminar, officiated by Okimura Shihan, (7th Dan Director of World Aikido Aikikai, Incorporated) we will celebrate 40 years of Aikido on the UofMN Campus. Activities start at 9 AM both Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, with social events on Friday & Saturday evenings. Email Riley Sensei (4th Dan Chief Instructor, Aiki-UofMN):

40th Anniversary Seminar Flyer

Join the U of M Aikido Club and N-Dimensional Japan for a special event Saturday, Februrary 5th! “The Way of Japan” will focus on Japanese arts, including martial arts such as Aikido, Ninjutsu, Karate, Judo, and Kyudo. Our chief instructor Patrick Riley will hold a lecture focusing on the principles of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. Club members will participate in a demo afterward. If you want a great introduction to Aikido, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, February 5th, 2011
11:30am – 12:00pm
U of M Armory 2nd Floor Gym
15th St. SE Minneapolis, MN

For more info visit

The University of Minnesota Aikido Club will hold its Fall Seminar on October 16-17 at the University Armory. The Seminar will feature Rev. Zenko N. Okimura, 7th dan Shihan, Chief Instructor of World Aikido Aikikai Inc.

Please download the pdf below for more information.

Fall 2010 Seminar Flier

The 50th anniversary of OSensei’s visit to Hawaii will feature a commemorative seminar and banquet with Sandai Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba. The event will be held February 19-21, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Registration information can be found here.

The University of Minnesota Aikido Club will hold its annual Fall Seminar on the weekend of October 16-17. More details will be available in the coming months.

Rev. Zenko N. Okimura, 7th dan Shihan, Chief Instructor of World Aikido Aikikai Inc. will be visiting the University of Minnesota for the Aikido of Minnesota Spring 2010 Seminar.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, June 5 at UoM Armory
9:00 – 9:20 Registration
9:30 – 10:30 Class
10:45 – 12:00 Class (adults & children)
12:00 – 2:15 Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:15 Class
3:30 Testing
7:00 Dinner: location TBD
Sunday, June 6 at UoM Armory
9:00 – 10:15 Class
10:30 – 12:00 ClassSeminar Fees:
Saturday and Sunday: $60
Saturday Only: $50
Sunday Only: $30

*Please bring your own jo and bokken.

University of Minnesota Armory
15 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For additional information and registration waiver, please visit

An open invitation to join Aikido-UofM dojo in opening Riley Patrick Sensei’s Birthday Week with Saturday morning practice, followed by lunch in Dinkytown. Class will be the usual time, 10 AM – 12 Noon, at the U of M Armory Gym, 2nd floor.

Nearby parking should make walking to & from Dinkytown – about 2 blocks – easy and accessible. Lunch destination TBD – but either dim sum at the Pagoda (where we do Seminar lunch) OR… Annie’s Parlour, for burgers, fries and ice cream.

Please come and help us push Sensei – kicking & screaming – into his next decade! Check this site for further updates.

We look forward to seeing some of you!

In approximately one month, April 24th & 25th, Okimura Shihan will conduct the annual O-Sensei Memorial Seminar at his dojo in Newark, DE. This Seminar is held as a sort of “Homecoming” for all of the Federation Instructors. Anyone is welcome, however, as it is a time to reflect and pay respects to Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei, the Founder of Aikido.  Besides Seminar classes and advanced tests, there is a dinner held at the dojo – a great chance to meet and establish friendships with our fellow Federation members.  Riley Sensei will be attending, as he has for the past 4 Memorial Seminars. It is an especially good time to observe Dan grade testing, and to enjoy Q & A sessions with Okimura Shihan.

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