Welcome to Aikido of Fairfield County

We welcome you to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Aikido. Build confidence in all aspects of your life.

You’ll find that the perseverance, mental focus, and pride of commitment that come with regular Aikido practice can build your confidence and centeredness — on the training mat, in the office, and at home.

Chief instructor Ray Farinato holds a 7th degree black belt in Aikido and is a master instructor (shihan), certified by the United States Aikido Federation and the International Aikido Federation. He has trained in Aikido since 1973 and has studied with many Aikido masters in the U.S. and in Japan. We are affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (Eastern region under the leadership of Yamada-shihan) and the International Aikido Federation at Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.


To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace -Morihei Ueshiba

Adult Class Schedule

Evening Classes:

Monday 8:00 to 9:00pm (in dojo)

Tuesday 7:00 to 8:00pm (Waveny Park)

Wednesday 8:00 to 9:00pm (in dojo)

Morning Classes:

Friday 7:00 to 8:00am (in dojo)

Saturday 9:00 to 10:00am (Waveny Park)

Master Morihei Ueshiba founded Aikido, a gentle but powerful martial art born of the synthesis of true budo and spiritual enlightenment. Discover how he pioneered Aikido.

Why Aikido? We welcome you to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Aikido for yourself. Discover the fundamental pillars and philosophies associated with Aikido here.

Classes are held in the dojo on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 

Tuesday & Saturday classes are held outdoors at Waveny Park (New Canaan, CT.). 

If you are interested in any of these, please email Ray ([email protected]) to be invited.

Updates regarding class re-opening will be posted here and on the Aikido of Fairfield County Facebook page.