About Bridgetown Aikido
We are a traditional Aikido Dojo in Portland Oregon, affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Aikido World Headquarters) through Hiroshi Kato Sensei (8th dan) of Suginami Aikikai Tokyo. Our teaching style honors the traditional Japanese focus on learning through seeing and experience. Practically, this means that in a class, there will be much more movement than talking.
Aikido is an excellent form of physical exercise and practical self defense. Aikido is practiced for many reasons: physical exercise, self-defense, and as a way of learning about one’s self in relation to others and the larger world. An attitude of respect for self, others, and the practice itself infuses the way in which we train and teach. We invite you to visit, watch practice, and see if this is a fit for you.