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, Sandan, 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:

  • Affiliation with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (Mitsugi Saotome, Shihan)
  • Regularly scheduled practices several times each week
  • Special seminars with guest instructors
  • Open practices for guests and visitors

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.