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Aikido in Logan

Aikido of Northern Utah - Jyushinkan Dojo

The Aikido of Northern Utah (ANU) studio (Jyushinkan dojo) at the Whittier Community Center was initiated in 1993 under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Sims, student of Aikido and Professor of Engineering. At the invitation of Ms. Marsha Rawlins, director of the Whittier Community Center at the time, Ron Sims made a presentation to the Board of Directors of the Whittier Community Center.

The purpose and charter of ANU is to provide training in the martial art of Aikido as a way to develop healthy physical and mental life skills and self-confidence for children and adults. The goal of ANU is to contribute to the Cache Valley Community by developing individuals who seek to improve the community through training and working together in the spirit of cooperation and support.

Aikido stresses peaceful resolution of conflict whenever possible and avoidance of inflicting injury, and can be translated as a way to harmonize with energy. ANU extends gratitude for the continued support, by the Whittier Community Center and the Cache Valley Community.

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Ronald C. Sims

Dojo Cho

Ronald C. Sims

Rokudan (6th degree black belt)

AAA Western Region Test Committee Member

Old Aikido Lineage


The USU Aikido Club and Jyushinkan Dojo can trace their lineage to the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (known as O'Sensei, meaning venerable teacher).

Fumio Toyoda Shihan, a student of O'Sensei, came to the USA to spread Aikido in 1974.

Ten years later he founded the Aikido Association of America (AAA), which provides teaching and guidance for our Logan Aikido school and its instructors.

Aikido instructor

Aikido Association of America (AAA)

The AAA is based in Chicago and has affiliates throughout the United States. Members follow a program of instruction developed by the late founder, Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Toyoda Shihan brought more than 40 years of Aikido experience to the AAA, and he created simple, clear teaching methodologies. The goal of AAA is to contribute to American Aikido by raising instruction to its highest level. The AAA offers school recognition, workshops for students and instructors, instructor certifications, rankings from Aikido Headquarters in Japan, live-in programs, etc. For more information about the AAA please see:

attentive class

Aikido Association International (AAI)

The Aikido Association International (AAI) is the international arm of the Aikido Association of America and has affiliated dojo in more than 20 countries. The AAI offer the same services as the AAA to an international audience.