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Aikido club of Lafayette Welcomes You

We teach self control not just self defense 

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Mission & Values

21st century education carries with it a mix of new challenges and promising tools. Our Martial Arts School offers a flexible program, innovative techniques and fresh methodologies. But at the core of our mission, lies our commitment to providing an engaging, respectful and rewarding learning environment.

This unique approach, together with our top quality faculty, makes Aikido club of Lafayette one of the best schools in Lafayette Indiana. Explore our engaging and diverse course schedule, and get in touch with our team to schedule a free trial class.

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Monday - Thursday  6:00pm - 7:30pm Saturday : 10am - 11:30am

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At Aikido club of Lafayette, we believe learning never stops. Our comprehensive training program offers more than just self defense. You will learn self control come in and give us a try Our club is guided by Soke Thomas Burdine
Soke Burdine has trained and demonstrated nationally and internationally, and has worked with many esteemed Martial Arts Masters, such as Kenji Tomiki, Isao Takahashi, Ed Parker, Aaron Banks, and Prof. Frank DeFelice. Soke Burdine also holds high black belt ranks in Judo, Ju Jitsu, Karate, and Tai Jutsu, as well as in other various Japanese, Chinese, and Okinawan disciplines.
In 1983, Soke Burdine retired from a twenty-one year career with the Lafayette City Police Department. During this time he gained expertise in riot control, was a juvenile detective for one year and received periphery law enforcement training in the United States of America and in England. Prior to his Law Enforcement employment, Soke Burdine served four years in the United States Navy


Meet the Aikido club of Lafayette Team

Where the Passion Begins

Aikido club of Lafayette has an outstanding team of dedicated teachers and instructors, all of whom are determined to help students succeed. Our team members offer support and guidance, uniquely tailored to each student.


 The Late Thomas Burdine Soke

Advanced Course Instructor

Tim McIver Shihan

Advanced Coarse Instructor

Brian Brown Dai-Soke

Advanced Course Instructor

If you’d like to join our team, contact us today.

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Great Team of Instructors

  • Shihan Rodney Ball

  • Shihan Mike Brady

  • Shihan Steve Wargo

  • Shihan Greg Buzzard

  • Shihan Gary Stair

  • Sensei Derick Heacock

  • Sensei Rob Bigler

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Classes and Courses

Are You Ready?

Aikido club of Lafayette is committed to providing courses that not only fit every skill level and background, but also infuse our supportive and innovative teaching approach. Check out our current course offerings below.


Intermediate Course

Growing Together


Advanced Course

Dive Right In

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We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us with questions or special requests.

111 S 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901, USA

(765) 423-1962

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