Effective July 1, 2023: In accordance with federal, state, and local guidance,  and after substantial consultation with the membership, Beartooth Aikido will no longer mandate SARS-CoV-2 vaccination as a requirement of participation. However, vaccination for this illness as well as others (eg, flu, measles, mumps, shingles, etc) are highly recommended. In addition, anyone exhibiting symptoms of an illness, eg temperature exceeding 100.4 degrees F, should refrain from attending classes or they may be asked to leave until their symptoms abate. As a reminder, everyone is expected to adhere to the terms of the release that they agreed to: Release as well as the ASU Student Handbook.

Class times:
Tue: 7:00-7:45pm (Empty Hand – Advanced)
Tue: 8:00-8:45pm (Fundamentals)
Thur: 7:00-7:45pm (Weapons – Advanced)
Thur: 8:00-8:45pm (Fundamentals)

If you are interested in learning more, observing, or joining us, please email:  info at beartoothaikido.com to schedule a visit. Students must be at least 12 years old.

Please join us when you can. And be safe when you can’t. All of us at Beartooth Aikido hope to see you on-the-mat as soon as possible.

Remember: this is what we train for – to be expansive in the midst of chaos & conflict.

A conversation, wrapped in an illusion, shrouded in a paradox.

Aikido comes from the ancient Japanese tradition of the samurai – service.

Aikido is a non-competitive martial art based on unbalancing, turning aside and blending.  The study of Aikido has been known to increase flexibility, endurance, and balance.  Most students find that it reduces stress and increases focus.  Aikido can be a very effective form of self-defense.  However, the goal of Aikido is not about controlling others, but is learning about and controlling yourself.

Beartooth Aikido is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), founded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan.  ASU is affiliated with Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.  We are located in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland) region of Washington state.