When & Where


Northern Virginia Aikikai meets at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street S, Arlington. We practice on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00. Practice is in the main gym, toward the back. Look for the blue mats.

Going in the community center entrance you'll see the check-in desk at the left. The changing rooms are directly ahead, past the pool tables. The locker rooms occasionally might be closed by the time we're done with class, so don't leave your things in there.


Fees (per year)

The only dojo-specific fees are a yearly $20 fee for maintaining the dojo affiliation with the U.S. Aikido Federation, and a $35/year individual USAF member fee for dojo members who have tested with the Federation.

All dojo members in addition must become members of the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. This entitles you to use all of the center's exercise equipment and facilities, seven days a week, as well as the facilities at the country's Barcroft Center.

Please click for the most recent Arlington Country Parks/Recreation membership information.


Driving Directions

(or click for a MapQuest link)

From DC

  • Take either the Key Bridge or Arlington Memorial Bridge across the river into Virginia.
  • Follow the signs for U.S. 50 West (Arlington Blvd.) going in the direction of Falls Church.
  • From Rt. 50, exit onto Glebe Rd. South (VA 120).
  • In about a mile you'll come to the intersection of Glebe Rd. and 2nd St. There's a 7-11 on the far left corner. Turn left onto 2nd St.
  • The Thomas Jefferson Community Center is on the left, about 1/8 mile down the street. Park on the street, in the parking lot in front of the building, or in the overflow lot on the corner of 2nd St. and Old Glebe Rd. Additional parking is available on Old Glebe or in the school parking lots just off Old Glebe.


From I-66, points West

  • Exit I-66 East onto Glebe Rd. South (VA 120).
  • Stay on Glebe Rd. for approximately three miles, until you cross U.S. Rt. 50 (Arlington Blvd.).
  • In about a mile you'll come to the intersection of Glebe Rd. and 2nd St. There's a 7-11 on the far left corner. Turn left onto 2nd St.
  • The Thomas Jefferson Community Center is on the left, about 1/8 mile down the street. Park on the street, in the parking lot in front of the building, or in the overflow lot on the corner of 2nd St. and Old Glebe Rd. Additional parking is available on Old Glebe or in the school parking lots just off Old Glebe.


From Virginia, points South

  • Take I-395 North or U.S. 1 North (Jefferson Davis Hwy.) toward Washington, DC.
  • From I-395 take the Washington Blvd. (VA27)/Memorial Bridge exit towards Falls Church. From U.S. 1 take VA 110.
  • Follow the signs to U.S. Rt. 50 West (Arlington Blvd.) and take that exit.
  • From Rt. 50, exit onto Glebe Rd. South (VA 120).
  • In about a mile you'll come to the intersection of Glebe Rd. and 2nd St. There's a 7-11 on the far left corner. Turn left onto 2nd St.
  • The Thomas Jefferson Community Center is on the left, about 1/8 mile down the street. Park on the street, in the parking lot in front of the building, or in the overflow lot on the corner of 2nd St. and Old Glebe Rd. Additional parking is available on Old Glebe or in the school parking lots just off Old Glebe.


From Maryland, points North

  • Take I-495 West toward Northern Virginia
  • Exit onto I-66 East (left-side exit ramp).
  • Stay on I-66 East for approximately five miles, and exit onto Glebe Rd. South (VA 120).
  • In about a mile you'll come to the intersection of Glebe Rd. and 2nd St. There's a 7-11 on the far left corner. Turn left onto 2nd St.
  • The Thomas Jefferson Community Center is on the left, about 1/8 mile down the street. Park on the street, in the parking lot in front of the building, or in the overflow lot on the corner of 2nd St. and Old Glebe Rd. Additional parking is available on Old Glebe or in the school parking lots just off Old Glebe.
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