Monadnock Aikikai was established in Keene, New Hampshire in 1984 by Arnold and Elizabeth Dinowitz, students of Yoshimitsu Yamada, Shihan. Classes at Monadnock Aikikai are taught by a core group of dedicated Black Belt instructors. We volunteer our time to teach out of respect for the art of Aikido and out of gratitude for the teachers who came before us. We also teach and train because Aikido is fun, dynamic and transformative.
Feel free to stop by to watch or to take a free class. For more info, go to the "Getting Started" page. For information on our next Beginner’s Course or our visiting instructor seminar, go to the events page!