I love the classes and the challenge my son gets when attending River Valley Aikido!
Dan (Ft. Smith)
Aikido is non-competitive; there are no tournaments or trophies. The goal is “victory over one’s self”.
People of all ages and sizes and of all levels of physical fitness and athletic ability can benefit from Aikido. It does not require great physical strength.
The benefits go well beyond physical fitness and learning a self-defense. The long-term benefits transcend the physical and extend into all aspects of life. Aikido training takes place in the dojo, but as students train they begin to realize the daily applications of the art.
Stop by our school and speak with an instructor. They’ll help you register for the class or course best suited for you.
Aikido is fantastic for kids because it teaches them to not only defend themselves physically, but mentally as well. We focus on helping our students develop a stronger sense of self without teaching them to punch or kick someone else.