Steven Seagal Aikido dojo
was asked to move from Chicago to St. Louis to teach anAikido
that had a traditional yet realistic approach. In 1993 Sensei Freeman was invited to Master Instructor Steven Seagal's ranch to participate in a week-long seminar in the mountains of Montana. Sensei Seagal gave the St. Louis group his blessings to open up the mid-westTenshin
dojo headquarters. We are now one of the three Tenshin dojos that are mentioned at Master Instructor Steven Seagal'swebsite instructors
teaching throughout the week. Three Rivers Aikido operates in a traditional Japanese dojo manner. Sensei Freeman is fond of saying that he is not teaching students to "learn" Aikido, but rather he is teaching his students how to be Aikido instructors. All of the fourteen instructors at
our dojo teach Aikido for their love of the art and for their own development. It is our experience that when you achieve a senior rank of black-belt, you should learn as much or more about Aikido from teaching as you can from taking class.
Because our dojo has instructors, students, and families from all over the world, Three Rivers Aikido offers a very international experience. All of our instructors and students have varied backgrounds which contribute to a very welcoming atmosphere for new students who have little to no martial arts experience, or for the advanced practitioner who is interested in viewing other aspects of training.
We have Aikido classes seven days a week foradults Yoga Ken O'Neill's Integrated Martial Arts