The Prairie Aikikai is an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the martial art of Aikido. We are located in Sycamore, Illinois. Jeffrey B. Hecht, Yondan, is the Head Instructor and Leslie B. Hecht, Yondan, is the Assistant Instructor.

Our dojo (school) is a relaxed environment, comfortable to both new and old students. Here are some of the benefits our students enjoy:

Regularly scheduled practices several times each week

Special seminars with guest instructors

Open practices for guests and visitors


  The Prairie Aikikai is a proud member of Aikido Shimbokukai (Lisa Tomoleoni, Director). Aikido Shimbokukai is an Officially Recognized Organization by the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan

If you're interested in learning more about Aikido or training with experienced instructors in a low-key, no-pressure setting, contact us for more information.