Aikido of Arlington

Affiliation: Iwama

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Aikido of Arlington, led by Yvonne Thelwell sensei (5th dan), practices aikido in the Iwama-ryu tradition. The dojo was founded by Donny Lyon sensei (4th dan) in 1989. Both Lyon sensei and Thelwell sensei spent time studying as uchi-deshi under Morihiro Saito sensei in Iwama, Japan. After Lyon sensei's passing in 1996, Thelwell sensei—being a sempai at the dojo—stepped in as dojo-cho and chief instructor.


  • Street: Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 North Jackson Street
  • Postcode: 22201
  • City: Arlington
  • State: VA
  • Country: United States


  • Telephone: (202) 484-3784
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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