Adult Aikido for ages 13 and older:
Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Advanced Adult Aikido for 4th kyu and above:
Thursday: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Family Aikido for children ages 5 to 12 and their parents:
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Aikido classes are taught by Aikiki Hombu-certified instructors under the direction of Ned Danieley, 6th dan.
Jodo and Iaido: Tuesday: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Mindful Movement for the Whole Family
What is Aikido?
Aikido (the way of spirit harmony), an interactive, non-competitive martial art, develops the power of the mind and body working in concert, emphasizing the use of blending and awareness rather than force and resistance. Rather than a contest of size and strength, Aikido techniques rely on a calm mind, relaxed body and accurate positioning to control and redirect an opponent's energy. As well as being an effective self defense, Aikido is a healthful exercise, a moving meditation, and an enjoyable work-out for students of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness.
At Triangle Aikido, experienced instructors provide personalized training in a safe and supportive atmosphere, offering a constructive way for adults and children to use their energy more peacefully and effectively.
Family classes teach kids and parents to resolve conflict without violence while building body awareness and coordination, teaching respect and discipline, fostering sensitivity and self-confidence, and having fun – without punching, kicking or screaming!
You are welcome here.
At Triangle Aikido, we emphasize harmony, non-violence, safe movement, and the exploration of power that comes from confidence, awareness, and intention, not muscle. We have students younger than 7 and older than 70 and welcome people of all ages and ability to join our dojo.
Triangle Aikido is committed to welcoming all students regardless of race, color, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, veteran status, citizenship, or socioeconomic status.
Please come watch a class! Visitors are always welcome in our dojo.
Have questions? Send us an email at info@TriangleAikido.com.
Dojo News and Events
SIXTH Annual Friendship Seminar! January 31-February 2, 2020
What an amazingly wonderful weekend of great Aikido, laughter, and friendship with EIGHT instructors from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and New Jersey! Friends came from Massachusetts, Texas, Philly, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Chicago, and maybe some other places too. And we all had so much fun. We'll let you know as soon as we know what the dates for 2021 will be. We hope to see you there!
Our amazing line-up of instructors! (L to R above) Yvonne Thelwell, Katie Haywood, Lynne Morrison, Charlene Reiss, Leslie Kausch, Connie Truemper, Cyd Curtis Bates, and Takiko Noehl
What an amazing turnout! Above left: Friday night; above right: Sunday morning; below: Saturday!
Check our Dojo Photos page for A LOT more photos! It was hard to choose just a few!
Family Class Demonstration, November 16, 2019
Congratulations to all of the members of our Family Class on a great demonstration on Saturday, November 16. It was so fun to see what they've learned! If you're interested in learning more about our classes for kids age 5-12 and their parents, come by any Saturday. Class starts at 11:30 AM and we love visitors. Your first class is free!
Fall Seminar! November 2-3, 2019 at Triangle Aikido
We had so much fun at the Fall Seminar at Triangle Aikido on November 2-3, 2019. Three talented instructors, including a Aimee Bel Sensei from Zenshinkan Dojo in Worcester, MA, Takiko Noehl Sensei from Seibukan Dojo in Raleigh, and Triangle Aikido's own Charlene Reiss Sensei, shared their unique and varied perspectives on Aikido. We learned so many new things -- still trying to remember everything that happened! Looking forward to another training with Bel Sensei and Noehl Sensei -- and next time we will videotape it!
Congratulations to Andrea!!
A belated but very heartfelt congratulations goes out to Andrea for her EXCELLENT shodan test! We are so proud to be part of her training. Many thanks to all of the students who took ukemi through many classes as Andrea prepared and who supported her well throughout her test.
We also wish Andrea all the best in her new adventures in Asheville. We're sad and excited and sad to see her go!
New photos added of 2019 seminars!
Better late than never! Check out our Dojo Photos page for some fun shots from recent seminars. Be patient and the 2019 Friendship Seminar photos will be there soon. We took A LOT of pictures at that super-fun seminar!
January 11-13, 2019: Fifth Annual Friendship Seminar!
We had an AMAZING weekend on January 11-13, 2019 at our FIFTH annual Friendship Seminar at Triangle Aikido! EIGHT instructors joined us this year, including Cyd Curtis Bates from Aikido of Northern Virginia, Katie Haywood from Open Sky Martial Arts, Leslie Kausch from Greensboro Kodokan Aikido, Lynn Morrison from Florida Aikikai, Takiko Noehl from Seibukan Aikido, Charlene Reiss from Triangle Aikido, Yvonne Thelwell from Aikido of Arlington, and Connie Truemper from Aikido Schools of New Jersey. Many more photos to come as soon as someone sorts through all 1800 that were taken!!
Friendship Seminar - January 19-20, 2018
Congratulations to Bob!
Congratulations to Adam and Troy!
We're excited to have two more blue belts in the dojo! Congratulations to Adam and Troy on great demonstrations!
Congratulations to Andrea, Daniel, and Nick!
Congratulations to Brianne and Nathan!
Excellent 7th kyu demonstrations by Brianne and Nathan. Wonderful to see their progress!
Congratulations to Dana, Ken, and Bob!
Congratulations to Lea, Rebecca, Tom, and Tim!
Excellent demonstrations for 7th kyu by Rebecca, Lea, and Tom! And Tim did a great job on his 4th kyu test. Their good work makes us all proud!
More congratulations to Dana, Don, Ken, Tim, and Will!
Congratulations to a few more of our students on great demonstrations! Kudus to Don on achieving 1st kyu , Dana and Ken on 2nd kyu, Will on 6th kyu, and Tim on his long-awaited and well-deserved 5th kyu!! It's always a pleasure to see the results of the time and effort our students put in to their practice. We're proud of everyone who tested this summer and look forward to many more excellent demonstrations of their Aikido skills!
Congratulations to Andy and Andrea!
Congratulations to Andy on an excellent 6th kyu test and to Andrea on a great 2nd kyu test. Wonderful to see the progress they've made from the work they have put into their practice. We're looking forward to a few more tests in the coming weeks. Check out our photos page for some fun action shots of the events!
"The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter." -- Morihei Ueshiba