Aikido Nord du Lac is a traditional Aikido dojo located in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Aikido taught at our dojo is known as Iwama Style, because it was transmitted by O’Sensei to Morihiro Saito Shihan when O’Sensei was living in Iwama, Japan. Saito Shihan was the longest, direct student of O’Sensei, training with O’Sensei from 1946 until his death in 1969. Our goal is to faithfully teach the Aikido of O’Sensei as transmitted by Saito Sensei.
Aikido is a mentally and physically challenging martial art that is much more than just a collection of joint locks, throws, and pins. The more important aspect of Aikido training is the development of personal character – integrity, humility, respect, confidence, self control – that comes as a result of continued, rigorous physical training.
Aikido Nord du Lac is affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters) in Tokyo, Japan, through Aikido in Fredericksburg, our parent Dojo, which is a member of the Takemusu Aikido Association.