Aïkido is a Japanese martial art that includes empty hand and weapon techniques. Students learn balance, movement, and how to combine the two for strong martial technique. Aïkido is a martial art, but can also be practiced solely for personal wellness, both physical and mental.
Beginners and experienced martial arts are welcome to join. Please contact us to setup a visit for a visit.
For more information, see Class Information.
Courses are taught by Wesley Clawson,
long term student of Mickaël Martin, 6th dan,
uchi-deshi of Tamura Nobuyoshi Shihan.
Meïwakan Aïkido is an inclusive dojo,
and all fitness levels are welcome.
Meïwakan Aïkido is a school of Aïkido, Kenjustsu, and Kobojutsu. The curriculum takes a martial approach to learning and training Aïkido, rather than a 'sports-like' approach. Training includes open hand techniques against grabs, strikes, and chokes. Weapons training is integral to the practice and includes techniques for the bokken (sword), the jo (staff), and tanto (knife). Both empty hand and weapon aspects are treated equally, and both are constantly tested against resisting opponents.
Mickaël Martin and Wesley Clawson
Nihon Budo Tour Summer 2023
an excerpt of attended seminars
Aiki Jinja with Mickaël Martin
About the instructor
Wesley Clawson is a long term student of Mickaël Martin, 6th dan, uchi deshi of Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan.
His regular, disciplined practice at his dojo in Boston as well as abroad at the main Meïwakan dojo in La Rochelle, France allows him to continually develop his Aïkido.
He has also traveled to train with other martial artists within the US and abroad. Previously, he studied Tomiki Aïkido with Ed Mink.