2019 EVENTS

Mountain West Aikido has locations in Billings and Livingston Montana. We are an accredited Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) dojo affiliated with the International Aikikai – Hombu Japan.

Everyone is welcome to participate at our “friendship” workshops and seminars, regardless of affiliation or experience.  Our events have become known for their intimate size and personalized interaction with high quality instructors.  Plan to join us for all events in the coming year!

Please be mindful of the keiko (training session) start times which are 9:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  We ask that student’s help to defray the cost of conducting these sessions by making a contribution using the provided links and at the same time registering for the limited space event. The gasshuku link has a suggested amount of $30, but a registrant may contribute any amount they wish.  Be sure to use the “drop down” menu to indicate the event you wish to reserve a placement.

All  sessions have a limit of  25 participants.  

January 26, 2019 1-Day Workshop at the Livingston Location Use the DONATE button to reserve your spot.


Miho Lloyd 4th dan

 Head Instructor – Helena Aikido Kumano Jyuku Dojo- Shingu Wakayama, Japan

May 11, 2019 1-Day Workshop at the Billings Location.  Use the DONATE button to reserve your spot.

James Gardner 4th dan 

Senior Instructor – Aikido of Missoula – Aikido Schools of Ueshiba

July 26 – 29, 2019 Multi-Day Seminar at the Billings Location.  Click the button to reserve your spot.                     

John Messores 7th dan

Head Instructor Jionjuku Aikido Academy St. Petersburg FL. John Messores is among the most experienced American martial artists actively teaching today.  He is a 40+ year disciple of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the most senior of his students and the immediate Past President of ASU.

October 5, 2019 1-Day Workshop at the Livingston Location.  Use the DONATE button to reserve your spot.

Mark Leitzel & Leigh Schickendantz

 Co-dojo Cho Two Rivers Aikido / Two Rivers Zen Center, Kalispell MT – California Aikido Association

December 14, 2019 1-Day Workshop and Holiday Gathering at the Billings Location.  Use the DONATE button to reserve your spot.


James Sterling 3rd dan 

 Head Instructor Shidokan, Las Vegas NV – Aikido Schools of Ueshiba