Upcoming Seminars

Self Defense Seminar with Shawn Ellingson Sensei

December 9th-10th, 2022

5th dan Aikido, Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu 

A blend of Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jutsi principles for any situation. Pre-registration, waiver, vaccination, and masks required. 

Ellingson Sensei began studying Aikido at Utah Aikikai in 1998. He has studied many different systems and styles of Aikido, including different teaching methods within different organizations. Ellingson Sensei focuses on the disciplines of Kaeshi Waza, Randori, and the principles of Takemusu Aiki, during his Aikido keiko. He also focuses on blending Aikido with the study of personal Self Defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to round out his Budo training. He likes to run a very rigorous and energetic class which emphasizes a balance between effective technique and philosophical principles of Budo and Aikido studies. He is currently chief instructor, Dojo Cho, and president of Aikido Mountain West. Learn more about Shawn Ellingson Sensei.

Download the seminar flyer.

Vaccination is required to attend class.
Currently we are still wearing masks.

New Aikido Journal interview with Sensei.

Aikido is wonderful for kids!

About Aikido

Aikido is a martial art based not on destruction, but on blending with your attacker to resolve conflict non-violently.
Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei

Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei


A great warrior who rejected war, fighting and violence and chose The Path of Peace.

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

Masa Katsu A Gatsu

“True victory is victory over oneself”

O'Sensei believed winning at someone else’s expense was not really winning.