Adult AIKIDO martial arts classes
in Castle Rock near Denver and Colorado Springs

Most martial art programs are focused on children; and while that’s an important and great service, Castle Rock AIKIDO is different. We offer a kid-free AIKIDO martial arts experience for working adults and professionals.  Since 2007, thousands of people up and down the front range of Colorado have driven past other martial arts schools to come train at our multi-award-winning DOJO because we offer what so few others do… AIKIDO martial arts classes exclusively for adults!

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AIKIDO is a unique and powerful Japanese self-defense system emphasizing


and it doesn’t leave your body bruised and battered the next day!

Multi-award-winning martial arts classes
exclusively for adults offering…

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a convenient weekday evening class schedule,
Weekend group classes
Weekday, daytime private instruction

Experience our adult-only, martial arts classes training environment.

Train, get strong, fit, and flexible.
Socialize with other like-minded adults,
in-person, without cell phones, screens or devices;
while learning fun, pragmatic, effective self-defense skills.

Watch or Try our Adult Martial Art Classes for Free

Non-smokers only, please!

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Don’t live in Castle Rock?
Not a problem.
Although we are a Castle Rock self-defense school,
half of our students come from outside of Castle Rock.

Conveniently located right off I-25.
Try our adult AIKIDO martial arts tonight!
Call 720-221-3665

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Do you think self-defense for adults should be
more than just punching and kicking?
So do we.


Do you think adult martial arts should be
about cultivating restraint,
and not just aggression?
So do we.


Do you think self-defense for adults should be
about avoiding conflict,
and not just defeating people?
So do we.


Do you think adult martial arts should also be
about personal growth,
and not just personal defense?
So do we.


Do you think adults should be able to practice self-defense
without going to work the next day covered in injuries?
So do we.


Sounds like you’re perfect for adult AIKIDO!
Come give our martial art programs a try today.
We’re friendly.

About our Adult Martial Arts Classes and Training Programs

aikido school near me denver castle rock martial arts classesGroup Adult AIKIDO Martial Arts Classes

Our core self-defense program for women and men is the Group AIKIDO Classes, which are held throughout the weekday evenings and on weekends.  Students of all levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) train together and all may attend any of these class offerings.  These dynamic, often fast-paced self-defense classes can be anywhere from 6 to 20 students and offer a wide variety of sized and skilled training partners.  Non-smoking adults are invited to complete the above form to receive an invitation to visit. You may try or watch a class for free.




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Weapon Arts: Japanese KATANA (IAIDO) and JO Staff

We also offer two unique traditional weapon martial arts: KATANA (called IAIDO) and JODOThese arts are also for adults only.  These weapons arts are historical in nature and teach principles of traditional combat that translate to contemporary open-hand self-defense. Though not literally “practical” in today’s world, as people no longer walk around wearing traditional KATANA Japanese swords,  IAIDO and JODO are both incredibly fun and have many modern-day applications both physically and philosophically.  These traditional, uniquely Japanese weapon arts involve minimal contact. KATANA and JODO are particularly excellent for “the aging athlete” who may struggle with knees, back, and shoulder issues. These are standing arts that do not require any falling, rolling, or kneeling.



private lessons aikido instructionPrivate Lessons (AIKIDO, KATANA/IAIDO & JODO)

For those wanting a less dynamic, more focused and attentive, adult martial arts instruction, private lessons may be more appropriate.  We offer both 1-on-1 (one student and one instructor) and 2-on-1 (two students and one instructor) private instruction for AIKIDO, KATANA (IAIDO) and JODO throughout the week during non-group class hours. More specific training objectives and challenges can be addressed in these classes.

We have found that retired men (often retired military with injuries), those who don’t think they would function well in group environments (e.g., anxiety or PTSD), as well as females who have experienced physical assault in the past often prefer some private instruction prior to joining the regular group classes.

* Private instruction is offered in pre-paid packages.


aikido family kids children castle rock martial arts instruction lessonsFamily AIKIDO Private Instruction

Group AIKIDO classes are adult-exclusive – that is, no one under 18 years of age is permitted in our Group Classes AIKIDO program.  We make no exceptions.  However… under very, very, very specific circumstances, we will permit private instruction to families serious about wanting to learn AIKIDO together.  Children must be at least eleven years old to be considered and have a genuine, passionate desire to learn. Please contact us to inquire about Family AIKIDO Instruction.



remote aikido instruction online distance learningAdult AIKIDO Distance Learning

Castle Rock AIKIDO offers an online, Distance Learning AIKIDO Program (a.k.a. The Virtual DOJO).  Students from other states or anywhere in the world can train with Castle Rock AIKIDO instructors via pre-recorded video and interactive communication.  You can even earn rank from us!  This process takes longer and, of course, is a considerable commitment, but is available for those who do not live or work within a reasonable distance from an AIKIDO school.  Distance Learning Students are full-fledged members of the school and may visit the physical DOJO in Colorado anytime they would like.  For more information about Distance Learning with us:  CLICK HERE



aikido seminars workshop near me castle rock martial artsAdult AIKIDO Seminars

The school hosts between 1-3 AIKIDO self-defense and/or weapons seminars for adults throughout the year with some of the art’s most-popular, most-talented, and most-sought-after AIKIDO instructors in the profession.  These AIKIDO training seminars are open to the public, to all AIKIDO practitioners of any school, and of any AIKIDO affiliation or no AIKIDO affiliation. To be placed on the AIKIDO seminar mailing list, please complete the form at the top of this webpage.

About our Self-Defense Training Facilities

Visit our beautiful, clean, south-facing training facility where we’ve taught self-defense for adults since 2008. The DOJO is located just a stone’s throw off I-25 at the Wolfensberger Road, (#182) and we have lots of free street parking as well as a private, free parking lot. From the outside, it looks like any other somewhat worse-for-the wear commercial building, but inside it’s a beautiful, spacious, 2,500 square foot warehouse with 14-foot tall ceilings.

The traditional, Japanese-style decored lobby is covered in school awards, accolades, and hand-drawn calligraphy wall scrolls (SHODO) from some of the most talented AIKIDO instructors in the world. Then the building opens to up to nearly 1,700 square feet of training space covered with about 80 Japanese-style TATAMI mat flooring.

This space is naturally illuminated by six large overhead skylights allowing Colorado’s warm, mile-high sun to shine through; and forty full-spectrum, natural lighting LED overhead lights to provide ample lighting during our evening classes. The school has an area for visitors to observe classes, two restroooms, and both men and women’s changing areas. Best of all, our DOJO backs right up to the East Plum Creek walking trail and bike path, a favorite of local residents.

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A “Just Adults” Martial Arts AIKIDO DOJO

The arts of AIKIDO, KATANA (IAIDO), and JODO are not only fun forms of self-defense and stress relief, but they all embrace a practical philosophy useful in everyday life and in everyday situations. CEOs, business managers, employees, teachers, college students and parents practice these arts, yes, to defend themselves, but also to help them be more productive, level-minded, improve their conflict resolution skills, and just avoid conflict all together.

Castle Rock AIKIDO is an adult-exclusive martial art school. Working adults and parents need a place where they can get a great workout, shake off daily stress and not have to think about children or other family obligations for a few  hours each week. In fact, it is very common for couples/parents to train AIKIDO together or come on opposite nights.

We love kids. However, our adult AIKIDO program is exclusively for adults… no exceptions. You might even say that our program is a “playground for adults.” Children already have so many different activities to participate in. It’s time us adults have a place and an activity just for us.

To the best of our knowledge, we are the only martial arts school in the greater Denver area offering adult-exclusive classes. CLICK HERE to read why we offer this unique service.

AIKIDO Testimonials

aikido student testimonial“The training environment at Castle Rock AIKIDO is amazing!
All instructors are are willing to patiently guide you through your training.​

– Garrett
Police Officer

There’s still an athlete hidden inside every adult.
We can help you reveal that athlete
…no matter what your age.
Try adult AIKIDO martial arts classes today.

We value Simplicity and Transparency.
Our adult AIKIDO martial arts programs have…

Month-to-month Tuition

No Belt Fees

No Testing Fees*

No Certificate Fees

No Association Fees

No Tuition Increases

No Annual Fees

No Nonsense!

Our programs are so good, we don’t have to trap you into lengthy, timed-based “contracts” like other martial arts schools!


(*) Only Black Belt ranks have a modest testing fee.

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