Mountain Spirit Aikido

Mountain Spirit Aikido has been providing high quality instruction in traditional Aikido since 1995 under the direction of chief instructor Roque Wardell sensei sandan (3rd degree black belt).  Mountain Spirit Aikido is a member dojo of the Aikido World Alliance.  The Aikido World Alliance is fully recognized by the Aikikai Foundation World Headquarters of Aikido Tokyo Japan. 

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In simple terms it is a martial art founded in the mid 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba based on the principles of harmony and expression of love for all things through budo. Recognized by the Japanese government in 1940, the Aikikai Foundation is the parent organization for the development of Aikido worldwide. In deeper more complex terms Aikido training allows the human spirit to develop itself by unifying ones body mind and spirit.

Through time, Aikido training will skillfully strike down one's ego & inherent insincerity through the discipline in the martial techniques in Aikido. The ultimate goal of Aikido is step by step improvement of one's character based on the rules of nature. So we "become resilient and strong inside but express our spirit's strength softly.

In the natural world we find efficient, rational and soft movements, while inside you will find the immovable and firm center. This concept makes it possible to defend one self against an opponent of superior strength & size. Aikido movements may seem circular and soft on the surface but with some application of force Aikido can be devastating in nature. Through understating of this principle one can have physical exercise, gain spiritual development and learn proper etiquette and behavior to all humans one encounters in life.


Location and Contact

Mountain Spirit Aikido
1310 Boulder Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

(406) 459-2214
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Schedule and Fees



MON-WED 6:30 - 8:00 PM

FRI (OPTIONAL) 5:30- 7:00 PM


MON-WED 5:30 - 6:30 PM

FRI (OPTIONAL) 5:30 - 7:00 PM


Initial Regeistration ( Includes uniform and first 3 month membership )

This may be paid in 3 installlments.

ADULTS----------------------------------------------------- $180

CHILDREN-------------------------------------------------- $135


ADULTS: SINGLE MEMBER------------------ $ 75.00

FAMILY (2ND MEM) --------------------- $30.00

CHILDREN: SINGLE MEMBER ---------------------$50.00

FAMILY (2ND MEM)------------------------------ $25.00





Upcoming Seminars

Spring Fling 2015 with Monell Sensei

Will be held in Spokane at Roshinkan Dojo

April 17 - 19, 2015

Registration flyer here


Northwest Summer Camp

Will be held at Chewelah Peak

July 30- August 2, 2015

 Registration flyer here


More AWA Seminar information

can be found here