Carefully hidden atop the hustle and bustle of the historic downtown district, Old City Aikido has been quietly serving the Philadelphia community since 2014. Our humble dojo is a place of honored tradition, enduring martial spirit, and a willingness to evolve that has placed us at the forefront of modern Aikido practice. Here at OCA, we are serious about our training and place the utmost importance on each student's progress as a martial artist.
Old City Aikido is a full-time professional martial arts school that offers day and evening classes to fit any busy schedule, as well as a physical practice space that is one of the most beautiful in the city. Our community of dedicated practitioners is welcoming and here to help you along the path. We have an experienced and accomplished teacher, Jason Perna, who brings over 30 years of practical experience to his daily training and teaching. His well-balanced approach to Aikido is influenced by his upbringing in traditional Iwama-Ryu and his training in the Aikikai style.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced martial artist, Old City Aikido has a class and program that will suit your needs. We have received glowing testimonials from our students, who have seen significant improvements in self-confidence and commitment. Don't hesitate to contact us and start your journey of personal growth and martial arts excellence today.
Questions & Answers
Q What is the phone number for Old City Aikido?
A The phone number for Old City Aikido is: 215-922-3656.
Q Where is Old City Aikido located?
A Old City Aikido is located at 722 Market Street, 3rd Floor., We are located between 7th & 8th on Market Street., Our entrance is between to Subway restaurant and a dentist office., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Q What is the internet address for Old City Aikido?
A The website (URL) for Old City Aikido is: http://www.oldcityaikido.com/
Q What days are Old City Aikido open?
A Old City Aikido is open:
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Q How is Old City Aikido rated?
A Old City Aikido has a 5.0 Star Rating from 73 reviewers.
Ratings and Reviews
Old City Aikido
Overall Rating( 73 Reviews )
William Bausch on Google
I came to Old City Aikido in early 2018. I had begun training in NYC a year before, and was nervous about transitioning a new dojo. Sensei Jason Perna and Sempai Jessie walked a delicate line of making me feel welcome while maintaining incredibly high expectations--and crucially, giving me as much support as I needed to reach those expectations. Highly recommended!
Emily Price on Google
Went here on a whim and absolutely fell in love with aikido. There's a great variety of classes and skill levels. Sensei is an amazing instructor and the whole atmosphere is very warm.
Elijah Brown on Google
I've been a member of this dojo for 5 years. It's hard to sum up the totality of the experience in a short paragraph.I'll say this, it is a welcoming community, this is coming from a guy like me who's not a people person. Sensei Jason Perna is very knowledgeable and passionate with Aikido. It has given me much structure in life. It tests who I am as a person and a martial artist. I recommend this dojo for those who want to broaden their horizons as a martial artist.
Alexis Szelag on Google
I've been going to Old City Akido for two months now. It really fits any level of martial art from beginner to advanced, Sense Perna is excellent at teaching and extremely nice and the community within the dojo is great as well. Come and try Akido at Old City Akido, you will not be disappointed!
Katia Van on Google
Old City Aikido is the best! As a newcomer to martial arts, I have felt so welcomed by the fellow teachers and students at the dojo. I have been studying here under Sensei Jason Perna for the past 5 months and love the diverse and tight knit community here at Old City Aikido. With martial arts often being a very intimate sport, I think it is so important for the community you practice with to feel safe. I have always found the instructors to be respectful and appreciate how the community has individuals of all genders, ages, and skill levels!
The dojo is simple, homey, and clean, fitting all my martial arts needs. It was the most affordable martial arts studio I found in Philadelphia and is at a super convenient location on Market St, close to many train and bus lines. The dojo teaches both aikido and jujitsu classes at varying times during the day to fit a variety of schedules. With your membership, you are able to attend as many classes as you'd like. There are also both classes for kids, as well as adults (schedule can be found on their website). Especially in the mornings, I have been able to get lots of 1-1 instruction, a valuable resource that can be rare and expensive in another studio.
If you are unsure if aikido or jujitsu are for you, sign up on their website for a free class! As a beginner myself, I have always felt very welcomed in the space so I encourage all that are unsure to bring themselves (and their friends) to come by and give it a try!
Overall Rating( 73 Reviews )
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