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

Morihei Ueshiba Founder of Aikido


Training Schedule:

Adult Classes:

Winter Session 1: Jan 13 - Mar 6

Spring Session 2: Mar 16 - May 1

Cost: $72/Session



8:15 PM - 9:005 PM (basics)

9:05 PM -:10:05 PM (advanced)



8:15 PM - 9:005 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:


Winter Session 1:Jan 17 - Mar 6

Fall Session 2: Feb 20- May 1

  • Level 1 (age 5-6 or with approval) - Friday, 6:30-7:00pm. Cost: $42/Session

  • Level 2 (age 7-10 or with approval) - Friday, 6:30-7:30pm Cost: $48/Session

  • Level 3 (age 11-14 or with approval) - Friday, 6:30-8:00pm. Cost $54/Session

  • Level 4 (age 11+ with approval) - Monday, 8:15-9:05pm (with Adult Basic) and Friday, 7:00-9:00pm. Cost: $60/Session

UpComing Events:

Aikido Internal Power Workshop

February 16, 2020 1-4pm

Free Admission

MTU Student Development Complex 2nd Floor Studio

600 Macinnes Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Seminar with Bill Gleason Shihan

February 28 - March 1, 2020

10 hours of instruction

$120 full seminar, $35 per class

MTU Student Development Complex 2nd Floor Studio

600 Macinnes Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931


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).





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

Email: aikidonanzandojo@gmail.com

Upcoming Events
Aikido Internal Power Workshop
Sun, Feb 16
MTU SDC, 2nd Floor Studio
Feb 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
MTU SDC, 2nd Floor Studio, 600 Macinnes Dr, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and will help fund more Aikido seminars with international instructors. Participants should be 16 years or older (younger students may attend with permission of the instructor).

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