Welcome to the Abiding Spirit Aikikai
Abiding Spirit Aikikai is a traditional martial arts dojo located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. We offer Aikido classes for adults and children and Iaido classes for adults. Located at 1540 Carlemont Drive, Crystal Lake, Illinois, we are easily accessible to other communities besides Crystal Lake, such as Algonquin, Woodstock, Elgin, McHenry, Lake in the Hills, Huntley and Carpentersville.
Abiding Spirit Aikikai and branch dojo are directly affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation and Aikido World Headquarters (Aikido Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan. We enjoy a close relationship with Aikido World Headquarters due to our chief instructor's time and experiences in Japan. All rank awarded to our students is registered directly with Aikido World Headquarters, who also issues our rank certificates.
Abiding Spirit Aikikai is part of the Abiding Spirit Center, a non-profit organization for the cultivation of mind-body-spirit connection through traditional practices, including martial arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga and meditation. As part of the Abiding Spirit Center, we provide classes and workshops for a variety of groups, including the Veteran's Outreach Program of the Center.
We do not require contracts for training; membership continues on a month-to-month basis. Also, we offer family and student discounts. Our classes are always open for observation, or a free trial. Hope to see you on the mat!