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Help us turn our dream into a dojo with your contribution. Thanks for your support!

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With your help, we can buy a sign for the dojo.

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With 50 judo mats, we'll have the cushiest dojo around!

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Our humble beginnings. Eighteen years ago, a group of local community members set out to make an Aikido dojo.

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Some of our students -- give us a hand and we'll bring in many more.

Portsmouth Aikido is moving to a new space and we need your help to turn it into a dojo.

Portsmouth Aikido began 18 years ago when Judy Ringer and a group of local community members got together with the hope of bringing Aikido to the New Hampshire seacoast. We opened our doors in 1995 and have been practicing ever since.

After nearly two decades of practice, we have held thousands of classes and trained hundreds of students. We have hosted seminars with a wide variety of talented instructors from across the country.

It has been a wonderful journey and we have enjoyed every step. However, a few months ago our landlord gave us notice, and we found ourselves without somewhere to practice.

So . . . we knew it was the time to strike out on our own and find a new dojo. We searched the NH seacoast intensively and were lucky enough to find a fantastic new practice space just down the street from our previous location. It’s big, bright and begging to be practiced in.

Having a space of our own will allow us opportunities we didn’t have while subletting from someone else. Once we have our own dojo, we'd like to start a kids program to welcome more young people and families onto the mat with us, as well as holding a wider variety of classes including women’s self defense, Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

There are so many possibilities with our new space . . . but we’ll need your help. And that’s why we’re asking you to donate to our fundraiser. Your contributions can help us purchase judo mats for the floor, paint the walls, buy lumber to finish the space and design signs to let people know where we are.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by November third, and we're asking for your support to help us reach our goal.

Portsmouth Aikido is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and any contirbution you make is fully tax deductible. All you need is a credit card and your generosity.

Making a donation is easy -- just click the “donate” button on this page and you're on your way. Any amount is helpful and we appreciate whatever you can give.

Thanks for your support,

Aaron Cass

Chief Instructor

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Organization Information

EXETER, NH 03833

(603) 275-1262



Portsmouth Aikido is building a new dojo -- check out our fundraiser at the bottom of this page.

EIN: 270679219

Reports: Guidestar

$10,375 RAISED OF $10,000 GOAL
$0 $10,000
($5,445 online, $4,930 offline)

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