Monadnock Aikikai was established in Keene New Hampshire in 1984 by Arnold and Elizabeth Dinowitz, students of Yoshimitsu Yamada, Shihan. Yamada Sensei, Chief Instructor at New York Aikikai, is a direct student of O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido.
Classes at Monadnock Aikikai are now taught by a core group of dedicated Black Belt instructors who volunteer their time to pass on the gift of Aikido they received from the teachers who came before them.
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!