Effective Jan 1, 2022 all students, staff and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated for SARS-COV-2 and, as recommended by the CDC, to have had their booster shot(s) before entering the dojo. We expect this to continue into the foreseeable future. Proof of vaccination is required. Such proof may be in the form of:
CDC, State of Washington, Department of Defense, Indian Health Services, or Veterans Affairs approved physical card and/or documentation
WA Dept of Health Digital COVID-19 Verification Record (https://waverify.doh.wa.gov)

All such records will be periodically reviewed by staff. No images will be retained.  As CDC and WA Dept of Health guidance evolves, this requirement will be modified to accommodate those updates.


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.

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.