About Us

Founded in 2015 by Marcelo Sanchez and Ranya Iqbal, the Aikido St. Louis mission is to spread awareness of Aikido and offer a high quality and traditional practice to students in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.  With years of international experience, Ranya and Marcelo are certified through Aikikai headquarters in Japan and have been given the titles of Fukoshidoin (certified assistant instructors.)


Aikido St. Louis is pleased to have received non-profit status and is looking towards expanding in the future to better serve the community and spread the philosophy of Aikido.


Ranya Iqbal, 3rd Dan, Fukoshidoin

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Marcelo Sanchez
, 3rd Dan, Fukoshidoin

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