AikiConcepts is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization focused on creating a safer and healthier community. We have been serving the Indianapolis community since 1987. Our primary training mechanisms are non-aggressive and non-competitive arts – especially the Japanese arts of Aikido and Jodo.

We train participants to live in the world as empowered, confident people, capable of defending ourselves and protecting others. Although our training is in the physical realm, our commitment to “self” defense is also a metaphor for all of the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives.


Most AikiConcepts’ classes are for adults and teenagers of every fitness level. We also have classes in which parents can participate with their younger children. Many of our courses focus on physical skills but include history, psychology and philosophy as well.

We provide ways for people to become more physically active, confident and intellectually engaged.

Part of our organization’s name, “Aiki,” comes from two Japanese words:

Ai” means to blend or harmonize with. The pictograph is thought to represent the spirit that permits a family to live together under one roof

Ki” is interpreted as “universal life energy;” the force that animates and bonds together all living creatures.

The ideas that promote people’s learning to blend harmoniously with one another are AikiConcepts.

Our Vision:

We have gathered together a variety of studies which can enlarge the human spirit.  We seek to practice ways that engage the world with intention, open mindedness and peace. Our learning and growth also helps us to define and defend ourselves and protect others, if necessary.

We support each other in this endeavor. We recognize that each learner is traveling along a path of lifelong study; all in different starting places. Competition has no place in our endeavor; “Aiki” concepts are cooperative practices in which all participants gain.

We trust that spreading our practices will both enrich and protect individuals and enhance the community.

AikiConcepts, Inc. is a Federally tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) educational organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin or sexual/gender identification.