What’s being said about Castle Rock AIKIDO…

I am impressed with the comfortable balance between friendliness and discipline… What an authentically Japanese Aikido school!

– Ryoko Fusatani
Castle Rock, CO

The nature of Aikido attracts people who are – or aspire to be – honest, respectful, patient, and genuinely good. When you gather together individuals with these characteristics, a comfortable, supportive, environment conducive to the focused study of the art is created. I would have never believed that a sport where I’m out of breath and sweating profusely just minutes into class could be so fun and enjoyable! Yet, the energy felt upon stepping foot in the school and being greeted so warmly by my fellow students and instructors is invigorating and intoxicating, leading me to believe that Aikido will be a lifelong pursuit for me… You’ve created a really great school!

– Cecilia
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

It is good to have something to look forward to. I look forward to the training, instruction and comradarie that are present at Castle Rock AIKIDO. The classes are challenging and rewarding. The instructors are a wonderful mixture of discipline, dedication, confidence and encouragement. The students are respectful and friendly. The setting is a peaceful yet demanding one. For me, this has been a very welcome positive discovery.

– Pastor Rob White
First Methodist Church
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

The training environment at Castle Rock AIKIDO is amazing! All instructors and students at the school are willing to patiently guide you through your training.​

– Garrett
Jefferson County Police Officer

I was searching… to keep in shape. In addition to physical fitness, the practice of Aikido has brought focus, clarity and balance to many facets of my life. The instructors as well as the advanced students have a genuine desire to welcome and properly train students new to this way of harmony.

– Steve
Aikido Student from Larkspur

I find myself drawn to the balance and focus on self of Aikido, and the highly encouraging, friendly and mutually supportive environment at Castle Rock AIKIDO is magnificent! Even from my first class, I felt like I had found a home where I could develop personally and martially.

– Mike
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

I wasn’t looking for Aikido training, but it found me. I needed a way to rekindle the joy in my life, rejuvenate my spiritual direction, and redesign my physical activities… I was convinced Aikido would be a wonderful path to follow in the pursuit of honor, confidence, balance, safety and self-awareness. The instructors and the students generate an atmosphere of nurturing support in a clean, warm, serene environment. I hope Aikido will be a part of the rest of my life.

– Pamela
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

The energy in the school is excellent and has the right Aikido spirit. Leave the ego at the door is the best policy! Aikido has helped me in every area of life. What an art!!!

– John
Aikido Black Belt from Palmer Lake

It has been a great place to learn Aikido, meet new people, and have fun. The class has helped in my profession I can attest to that. Thank you for having a great place for us to learn.

– Brad
Police Officer from Lone Tree, Colorado

I was thrilled to discover Castle Rock AIKIDO. The classes are a perfect balance of learning, respect, and fun – everyone is supportive and wants to help everyone else learn. The idea that there are as many styles of Aikido as there are practitioners is embodied and brought to life. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to study.

– Kimberly
Aikido Student from Parker

I’ve lost 60 pounds since starting Aikido in January 2011. Aikido is an absolutely wonderful art and I am having so much fun learning it. Everyone in the classes have a positive attitude and have the patience to help me make sure I am doing the moves correctly.”

– Lora
Aikido Student from Aurora

I really enjoy the training, getting out of the house for a little while, and interacting with others.

– Sasha

I find the Aikido classes both stimulating and calming.  I think I feel more a part of this school than I would at any of the other martial arts schools in Castle Rock.  Additionally, after a just few months of training, I can now work on my knees in class now without any discomfort.

– Jerry

The atmosphere is extraordinarily friendly and encouraging… All of the students are eager to learn and to participate, and the mature yet relaxed atmosphere is an added bonus.  The instructors are top notch; they teach you to crack the façade of a stressful mind and teach you to fill in the gaps with the focus, patience, and ease that are so unique to a martial art… the class offers the opportunity to learn to change your life for the better through these principles of Aikido; I definitely recommend studying at the Castle Rock AIKIDO dojo to anyone who is looking for this opportunity.

– Devon

I have found Aikido training to be an excellent source of balance in my life. This dojo provides the perfect environment to check your stress at the door, and immerse yourself in practice with friendly and supportive students and instructors. I look forward to class all week, and no matter how my day is going, I always feel great by the time class is finished.

– Bobby

Aikido Student from Castle Rock

Aikido is great for women because it doesn’t require strength and force. It provides a sense of empowerment that replaces a sense of vulnerability. Castle Rock Aikido provides a very comfortable training environment in which students, regardless of skill level, can learn and progress at a pace best suited to their individual needs.

– Shellane
Aikido Student from Sedalia

I was looking for an activity that would not only keep me active and healthy, but would engage me mentally as well. Aikido has certainly fit that bill! The Castle Rock Aikido dojo has not only been a great place to learn and train, but has been a fun, non-threatening, adult-oriented environment where I’ve made many new friends!

– Eric
US Air Force Officer (Retired)
from Monument, Colorado

Aikido has been great for me. It allows me to feel empowered and is a great stress reducer. The instructors have been awesome and the students have always been supportive and made me feel welcome. Even when I don’t feel like going to class, by the time it’s over I feel great. I am not that big in stature, and at first I was a bit intimidated by some of the larger guys in class, but Aikido isn’t about size it’s about power, personal power, not power over others.

– Dani
Castle Rock, Colorado

Because of the detailed instruction and guidance… I left feeling confident that I can become a proficient student. Thank you so much for your help and I look forward to with continuing my training with you.

– Jeremy
Aikido Student from Lone Tree

Everyone at Castle Rock AIKIDO is so supportive… I adore everyone there.  We all have the same mindset!

– Jeanne
Aikido Student from Parker

I had recently moved to Colorado and was searching for a new Aikido “home. I was fortunate enough to find Castle Rock AIKIDO. Their positive attitudes and great energy make learning this art challenging and fun for all levels. I truly enjoy working and learning from everyone in class taught by experienced and patient instructors.

– Jason
Aikido Black Belt from Centennial, Colorado

I’m extremely impressed with the program of instruction at Castle Rock AIKIDO. Not only are the instructors knowledgeable and patient with students, they also have a great sense of how to progress students to higher levels in the art. The level of camaraderie among students and instructors is unparalleled and creates a highly positive and inclusive atmosphere where everyone can reach their full potential in Aikido. It’s a great place to learn Aikido and make new friends.

– James, US Navy (retired)
Castle Rock

Castle Rock AIKIDO has excellent instructors and the atmosphere of the dojo is welcoming and friendly. In the students you will find people of all different skill levels who are eager to learn, and help others learn, the art of Aikido. It is a place to make friends and have fun – all while working up a sweat.

– Richard
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

Castle Rock Aikido has changed my life in so many ways. It has released so much tension that I’m a much more relaxed individual. The instructors are very assiduous, industrious, and sincerely care about ones full potential in Aikido! The dojo at Castle Rock AIKIDO is extremely outstanding.

– Jason
Aikido Student from Thornton

I am delighted with my experience at Castle Rock AIKIDO and with the variety of experienced, extremely skilled instructors. I also really appreciate the way that the school is run, in particular, the level of integrity and that the organization’s focus is consistently first on the art of Aikido and secondarily on business aspects.

– Len
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

Aikido is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. (Because of Aikido) I’ve cut my caffeine to nearly nothing (and now) I’m 100% nicotine-free. You have a great ‘place of training’ and first class personnel.

– Rob
Aikido Student from Aurora

Castle Rock Aikido has offered the two of us an adult activity we could participate in as a couple – and stick with… A great work out to be sure, Aikido has also helped us interact more harmoniously with each other as well as our children.

– Brandon & Erin
Students from Parker

I’m very happy to have found Castle Rock AIKIDO. There is a mature atmosphere in class and everyone is very friendly and helpful.

– Benjamin
Aikido Student from Centennial

I am having an absolute blast training. I really look forward to it every day. You have built an amazing school.

– John
Aikido Student from Littleton

After a quick try-out at Castle Rock AIKIDO, I was hooked! I like the way they teach the principles of Aikido in this well-managed martial arts school – principles such as using the opponent’s power, maintaining one’s balance, being alert yet relaxed. The instructors are amazing. They can easily break down a complex sequence of Aikido moves into their component pieces that are easy to follow. I’ve found a kinship here in this dojo and I’m fortunate to have it around my neighborhood.

– Chino
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

My stress level at home and at work has noticeably decreased, which is something my kids particularly appreciate around homework time. I’ve also lost 35 pounds!

– Kriss
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

I have always wanted to study traditional Japanese Aikido (instead of the ‘Americanized’ Aikido/Ju-Jitsu/Karate system I studied in college) and your program is more than I could have asked for. The instruction is great, you guys are very professional and respectful towards the students. The students are respectful and helpful towards each other, and I’m having a LOT of fun.

– James
Aikido Student from Roxborough

I feel so centered and alive in my body after Aikido practice. The Castle Rock AIKIDO dojo is serene and beautiful, the instructors are so giving and the students have been extraodinarily gracious with me as I learn the art of Aikido This has been an incredible addition to my life.

– Gail
Aikido Student from Castle Rock

I like the sense of awareness that comes with Aikido – the connection of mind and body – and the ability to use Aikido everyday to practice the art in all facets of my life. I really benefit from having the connection to something larger then myself through movement and focus… It’s fantastic to be able to feel the great energy which is being infused into our new dojo.

– Tim
Aikido Student from Castle Pines
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There is so much diversity in the art. It never gets boring. No two classes are the same and that makes it challenging – in a good way… Aikido is going to push me for years to come. Aikido is just a great vehicle to shape and chisel your life and by making yourself better… Joining this school has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made… It’s also a great way to get your mind and body into shape, shake off daily stress, and meet some great people!

– Troy
Aikido Student from Castle Rock
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You could not ask for a better teacher than Sean Sensei. He has patience, skill and is extremely kind to all. The (separated) teen and adult classes both teach well above anything you have experienced in a dojo before.

– John Dominick
Larkspur, CO

Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience what it’s like to feel at ease, calm, and collected. Finding that sanctuary was a blessing.

– Sara
Castle Rock, CO

I have been in law enforcement for the past 14 years. The skills I have learned and continue to hone at Castle Rock AIKIDO are especially useful in my line of work. Both in defense of myself and others, but in the lessened likelihood of using excessive force against a subject during an arrest or enforcement action.

– Stephen
Law Enforcement

We are happy and excited to have found a dojo that captures our ronin (independent) spirits.

– Dana & David
Married Aikido Students from Denver

You have a great dojo, wonderful instructors, and friendly group of students.

– Joey
Aikido Student from Aurora