Welcome to Bridgetown Aikido
We are the place for you to start your Aikido training in Portland, Oregon. Aikido is a non-aggressive martial art, based on the principle of blending with an attack and redirecting it, instead of harming or injuring one’s opponent.
We are a traditional Aikido Dojo, affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Aikido World Headquarters) in Japan. Aikido is an excellent form of physical exercise and self defense. The study of Aikido involves learning smooth, balanced and coordinated movement in a non-competitive, cooperative atmosphere. We invite you to train with us. All levels are welcome.
We believe strongly in the ideals of the Founder of Aikido. According to the Founder the first aim of Aikido is to develop ourselves as human beings; the higher aim is to use our energies and capacities to work for greater peace within ourselves, our families, and our community.
Aikido is not an art to fight with enemies and defeat them. It is a way to lead all human beings to live in harmony with each other as though everyone were one family. The secret of aikido is to make yourself become one with the universe and to go along with its natural movements. One who has attained this secret holds the universe in him/herself and can say, ‘I am the universe.’Morihei Ueshiba – The Founder of Aikido