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“Progress comes to those who train and train; Reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.” 

Morihei Ueshiba Founder of Aikido


Current Training Schedule

Adult Classes:

Winter Session 1: Jan 9 - Mar 3

Spring Session 2: Mar 13 - Apr 26



Winter Session: $84/track

Spring Session: $70/track 

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8:15 PM - 9:05 PM (basics)

9:05 PM -:10:05 PM (advanced)


8:15 PM - 9:05 PM (basics)

9:05 PM -:10:05 PM (advanced)


7:30 PM - 9:005 PM (basics)

9:05 PM -:10:05 PM (advanced)

Children's Classes:  

We are working to resume our Children's program. Contact Michigan Technological University Recreation Department for update information 906 487-2975 

Spring 2023 Aikido
Gleason S
ensei Seminar

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Recreation, Aikido at Michigan Tech, and Aikido Nanzan Dojo. Our March seminar is a rare opportunity to train with a world-class Aikido instructor in a small intimate setting. Gleason Shihan will focus on the internal applications of Aiki to one's Aikido practice. We encourage all of our Aikido brothers and sisters to join us for the training.

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About Us


The name Aikido Nanzan Dojo came from my discussion with Saotome Sensei about the difficulty embodying Aiki priniciple in my Aikido and the formation of a dojo. Nanzan 難産 means, difficult birth or southern mountain. Both these meanings are relevant to our name. The effort required to scale a mountain or give birth reflect the priniciple of shugyo, daily effort and struggle toward growth. The austerity of these concepts are modified by the directive of O'Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, to train with a joyous heart. The rigorous, persistence, and joyous training in aikido lead to success and growth embodying aiki principle. Thus the meaning of our name: The place of Aikido study with rigor, persistence, and joy that allows one to reach the peak and give birth to our full humanity.



Aikido Nanzan Dojo is currenly housed on the campus of Michigan Technological University, nestled amongst the natural beauty provided by the city of Houghton, Michigan. Instructed under Mark Campbell-Olszewski, 5th Dan Aikidoka, who has been training in Aikido for over 30 years. Aikido Nanzan is affiliated with The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU).

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Mark Campbell-Olszewski
5th Dan

Mark Campbell-Olszewski is the founder and coordinator of the Aikido Nanzan Dojo and the operating Aikido program at Michigan Technological University.


He has studied Aikido under

Mitsugi Saotome Sensei for 30 years and holds the rank of 5th degree black belt. He received his master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1983. Mark considers Aikido a perfect blend of his two passions—martial art and psychology—and considers himself privileged to teach these principles to

children and adults.


Contact Us

Aikido Nanzan dojo
Within Michigan Technological University, SDC
1400 Townsend Dr. Houghton, Michigan 49931

Tel: 906-281-4459


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