Following O'Sensei's maxim, "Aikido is Budo." we study authentic, effective Aikido. We are honored to have Sensei Walther von Krenner as our Chief Instructor. He is Hachi-Dan (8th Degree Black Belt) in Aikido with over 58 years of experience, including study with O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, Dosshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Koichi Tohei Sensei. He has taught seminars all over the United States and was inducted into the USMA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Aikido Grandmaster in 2000.
Sensei von Krenner has taught in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Montana since 1980.
His latest books, Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido is a study of striking in Aikido, while Following the Martial Path is a collection of his reflections and stories from over half a century of training.
You can find a full list of his books on the Instruction and Fees page.
We are closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4, 2019. Classes resume on Friday June 5, 2019.
Core Aikido classes are Monday and Thursday 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Aikido Weapons is Friday from 8p.m. to 10 p.m.
Guests are always welcome.
We also offer self-defence instruction, seminars with guest instructors and private lessons for small or large groups. Please contact us for details.
122 North Meridian in Kalispell, Montana USA.
We're just a few doors south of Ace Hardware. You may recall us from our location on Cooperative Way (5 years), our location on Kelly Road (20+ years) or even our time teaching in the police station throughout the 80's. In any event, it's the same instructor and the same Aikido. Come visit and we're certain you will agree.
Call us at (406)257-4774 or use the contact form at the top of the page.
Aikido (合気道) is a Japanese martial art developed at the beginning of the 20th century by O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Its movements are based on Aikijitsu and are related to both Judo and Jiu Jitsu.
Kendo (剣道) is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.