COVID-19 Update :
2021.11.01: In accordance with Sate of WA Department of Health Order 20-03.4, Beartooth Aikido classes require masks for all students, instructors, and visitors. Masks and minimal contact are mandatory for visitors and for any class in which unvaccinated students are participating.

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.

We will continually reevaluate as changes in conditions warrant. As guidance continues to evolve we will update you here.

Please join us when you can. And be safe when you can’t. I 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.