Traditional Martial Arts for a Modern WorldLocated in Raleigh, North Carolina, Raleigh Aikikai is a traditional martial arts dojo dedicated to the teaching and preservation of the time-honored and traditional Japanese budo (martial pursuit) of Aikido and Iaido. Raleigh Aikikai is the only full-time Aikido dojo (school) currently operating in the Greater Raleigh area. Since 1996, Raleigh Aikikai has set the standard of excellence for Martial Arts training in these traditional arts. Our experienced instructional staff has the insight and understanding necessary to help one reach one's true potential when pursuing a deeper knowledge and understanding of these traditional arts. In addition to our experienced and professional instructional staff, Raleigh Aikikai's student membership is composed of a diverse range individuals from all ages and walks of life including business professionals, academics, students, technical professionals, blue-collar tradesmen, and retirees whom all enjoy the unique experience of training in the traditional Japanese martial arts of Aikido and Iaido.
Raleigh Aikikai is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation under the direction of
Y. Yamada, 8th Dan, Shihan.