Based in Circle Pines, Minnesota, the mission of the Kirin Academy (喜凛塾) is to provide a world-class education in the martial art of Aikido to select students seeking to dramatically increase both the efficacy of their technique as well as their speed of learning.
Kirin instructors are able to accomplish this via a teaching methodology focused on efficiently transmitting core movements and fundamental principles. As the essential buildings blocks necessary to effectively execute all Aikido techniques, only by understanding these, can a student hope to develop a true mastery of Aikido.
The name Kirin (喜凛) translates to “joyful severity” and represents our dedication to promoting Aikido’s philosophy while simultaneously preserving the art's martial integrity. The atmosphere is bright, while the pace of practice is intense, and the execution of technique precise.
Apply for admission to the Kirin Aikido Academy here.
“All Aikido techniques are derived from the same deep principles.”
Morihei Ueshiba -
Founder of Aikido
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Tue, Fri :
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
By Invitation Only