Aikido Decatur was founded by Joel Riggs in January 2009. Aikido Decatur is part of Division 3 of the California Aikido Association, an official member organization of the Aikikai Foundation led by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, grandson of the founder.

Dojo Location

Aikido Decatur
Beginning August 2022:
Atlanta Friends Meeting House (the Quaker Church)
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Past Locations

Beginning in August 2022, Aikido Decatur rebranded as Aikido of Georgia and resumed children's classes as well as adult classes at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House (aka the Quaker Church) at 701 West Howard St in Decatur, GA 30030.

From August 2021 to June 2022, the dojo shared space with Decatur Healing Arts at 619 East College Ave. in Decatur, GA 30030, offering classes only for vaccinated adults.

From November 2010 to March 12, 2020 the dojo was at 104 Sycamore Place,Decatur, GA 30030. We closed this location due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and were closed through July 2021.

From September 2009 to October 2010 the dojo was at the studio of Decatur Healing Arts, 109-A New St., Decatur, GA 30030.

From January to August 2009 the dojo was at the studio of Several Dancers Core, 139 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030.