Super. Natural. Power.

Essential Aikido KOKIKAI

Amazing programs for teens and adults to get more focused, fit and confident.

"I believe Aikido is the most powerful martial art on the planet. Because we harmoniously resolve conflict with the same mindset, system and principles – whether responding to a physical attack from a bad guy, or verbal attack from our spouse, friend or boss – without losing our spouse, friend or job."

- Tom Sensei


Bring out our best as martial artists and human beings


Harmoniously resolve conflict with minimal effort for maximum effect

(in every area of our lives)


Irresistible. Breathtaking. Effortless.

Teen & Adult Martial Arts

in Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek Area

Develop practical, powerful, self-defense skills AND get in a great workout at the same time!

About Our School

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Mesa. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.


I've always been interested in learning a martial art to help integrate my mind, body, and spirit. Aikido appealed to me because of it's spiritual nature,...

Cory Harasha

I would watch each class and was impressed to see the changes in my daughter. As she continued her training, her self-confidence grew, and she became much more engaged with her fellow students.

Keith Cannizaaro

Since I joined, my confidence, decisiveness, and fitness have increased. Now I know my strength and value and I can use that to impact the world around me in a positive way.

Rebecca Six

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