Aikido of Maine is located on the peninsula in Portland, less than a minute from I-295. There is plenty of parking available in the lot in front of the building and on the street.
The Dojo is spacious and open, designed to provide a good training environment. There is large tatami style training area with wide back doors that open directly to the new Portland Trails Bayside Walking and Biking trail, providing plenty of natural light. There are two large changing rooms include showers. Our lounge area allows parents to observe their kids during class and adult dojo members to gather after practice and we offer Wi-Fi for visitors to use.
Our Aiki cafe room is away from the mat for parents or older children who want to work or socialize while class is in session. We also have a childrens play room with a train table ,play kitchen, chalk wall and assorted toys that works well for children during their sibling or parents classes.
There are some simple rules posted in the play room, and we ask parents and children to review the rules together before playing there.
If your child is too young to play by him- or herself, you are welcome to arrange for a childcare provider to come to the dojo with your family, or talk with other parents about sharing the supervision of your children.
Have fun and enjoy coming to Aikido of Maine!