Aikido Kokyunage

LEMON HILL AIKIDO is a martial arts dojo dedicated to Aikido and the growth of the individual.  

WHAT IS AIKIDO?

Founded in Japan, Aikido is a noncompetitive martial art aimed at training the mind, body, and spirit.

Aikido, "the way of harmony," is an intense partner-based martial practice.

FORGE THE BODY.  POLISH THE SPIRIT.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

We welcome all.  And we particularly aim at people who want to try something new, get in shape, or have trained before.

Lemon Hill Aikido does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or national origin. We welcome Philadelphians of all backgrounds.

TESTIMONIALS

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I've been training in Aikido since 2014, but unfortunately lost touch with my practice during the pandemic. Returning to my practice at this dojo has been truly invigorating to both my mental training, as well as my body health and conditioning.

Andrés & Spencer have a good sense of where each student is at, and they really push each person to their own personal limits. I can feel myself improving progressively under their guidance.

Besides all that, the people here are really nice; it's not competitive, we're all working towards the same goals.

Swing on by, say hi, and check it out! :)

Val L.

"I'll definitely be here for as long as I live in Philly."

—Carlo I.

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HOW MUCH IS IT?

First class is free.

Then take as many classes as you want for a flat $100/month.

CHIEF INSTRUCTORS

Over 25 years of Aikido experience

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SPENCER COBRIN

Sandan, Fukushidoin

(Third Degree Blackbelt)

Spencer, a UK native, trained in Aikido, weapons, zazen, and iaido under Ryugan Savoca Shihan for 11 years.  He has traveled and participated in seminars within the US, UK, and continental Europe.  He also spent a period of time as uchideshi (live-in student) at Athens Aikido under Toko J. Flower Sensei.

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ANDRÉS CRUCIANI

Sandan, Fukushidoin

(Third Degree Blackbelt)

Andrés, originally from Argentina, trained under Ryugan Savoca Shihan for almost a decade in Aikido, weapons, misogi, zazen, and iaido.  A teacher, writer, and publisher, he has traveled the world as Savoca Sensei's otomo (attendant); and he has trained in the rigorous ascetic practice of misogi at Ichikukai Dojo in Japan.

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

We currently offer classes six days a week in Aikido, weapons, and zazen—and we hope to soon add misogi (chanting/breathwork).

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Monday

Aikido

7:45 - 8:45 pm

Aikido

7:00 - 8:00 am

Virtual Zazen

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

Aikido

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Virtual Zazen

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Zazen

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Weapons

8:00 - 8:45 pm

Friday

Aikido

7:15 - 8:00 pm

Aikido

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Saturday

Weapons

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Sunday

closed

 
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AIKIDO

Developed during a time of world wars, Aikido is a martial art focused on individual development and—through intense practice—harmony between attacker and receiver.

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WEAPONS

We train in weapons—jo (staff) and bokken (sword)—as a way of extending our Aikido outward.  Weapons is a challenging but rewarding practice.

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ZAZEN

Zazen is a form of Zen meditation.  We do zazen as a way of stilling our minds and coming to ultimate harmony in Aikido.  It is a deceivingly simple, but arduous, practice.

DUES & MAT FEES

First class free.  Visitors:  $20.  Full-time members: $100.

Contributions from generating members go to scholarships and a dojo space.

Additionally, members must pay a yearly $65 fee to Birankai, our parent organization.

Money an issue?  Let us know.  We offer scholarships.