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About Us


Budo Dojo is a school of traditional Japanese martial arts, teaching aikido and self-defense in the Portland metropolitan area for over 15 years.  


Class training includes dynamic throws, locks, and pinning techniques as well as traditional weapons including wooden sword and staff. 


We are affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) under Mitsugi Saotome Shihan.  We frequently host seminars taught by some of the finest aikido teachers in the country.


Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to drop in and observe classes.  If you are wondering if aikido is right for you please take advantage of our free class offer.  

Health Benefits of Aikido:

Daily aikido practice is gentle on your body while building core muscles and improving balance, proprioceptive awareness, and cardiovascular health.  The partner practice keeps your attention highly engaged and sharpens your awareness and senses leaving you feeling healthy, relaxed, joyful and refreshed after every practice.

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