Baltimore Aikido

The Dojo

Our New Location

We've moved to a wonderful space in an old mill on the West bank of the Jones Falls, across from the Pepsi bottling plant. The ring that holds together the Capitol dome in Washington DC was cast in an iron works across the road in the other direction.


Baltimore Aikido
1750 Union Avenue, Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21211


From North of Baltimore

Take I-83 South (Jones Falls Expressway) to Cold Spring Lane East then turn right at the third light to go South on Falls Road. Or just come South on Falls Road. Either way, enter Hampden and turn right on Union Avenue. Union is between 37th and 38th streets. It will cross the Jones Falls and light rail tracks and then immediately turn right to cross back over the rails to stay on Union. The first mill building is now a brewery. We're in the second building.

From South of Baltimore

Take I-95 North towards Baltimore. Continue on I-95 to I-395 North and then take the exit to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Continue along Junior Blvd going under Rt. 40 and turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. Pennsylvania becomes Reisterstown Rd. When you get to the intersection of Reisterstown Rd, Park Heights Ave and Druid Park Dr, turn right on Druid Park keeping the park on your right. Most of the traffic will turn left at 41st St. Don't do that. When Druid Park dead ends turn right on Clipper Rd. Clipper Rd becomes Union Avenue but turn left at the frist of the two rail crossings.

From West of Baltimore

Take the last exit on I-70. Or if you miss that, take the first one going the other way, they both exit to Security Blvd going North. At the first light, turn right on to Forest Park Ave. At the top of the hill turn right on to Windsor Mill Rd. That will wind through the park and then pop out into a residential neighborhood. Follow traffic and turn left on to Gwynns Falls Pkwy. Gwynns Falls will dead end at Druid Hill Park but turn left on to McCulloh St just before that. Continue as above, from South of Baltimore.

Driving from Downtown Baltimore

Take I-83 North to exit 8 for Falls Road. Continue along Falls Road into Hampden and then turn left onto Union Avenue. Continue as above, from North of Baltimore.

Bicycling from Downtown Baltimore

Take Guilford Ave, Calvert St or Charles St to left on Lafayette Ave, one block North of the train station. Take that until turnning right on Falls Rd. When you get to the exit from 83, Falls will turn right and head up the hill to Hampden. Don't do that. Keep the Jones Falls itself on your left and keep straight on Clipper Mill Rd until it dead ends at Union Ave. Turn left onto Union Ave. Continue as above, from North of Baltimore.

Public Transportation

Light Rail: Get off at the Woodberry Station and walk 200 yards North.

Local Omnibus: The Number 22 Bus crosses the 41st St Bridge. Alight at the frst stop on the West side of the bridge, in front of Channel 45, and then walk over to Clipper Rd and then down to Union Ave. Or use one of the stops on the West side of the bridge and then walk down Buena Vista Ave to Union Ave. You can also make use of the Hampden Shuttle.

Trains & Planes: Pennsylvania Station, Campden Station and BWI, Thurgood Marshall Airport are all on the light rail line.


We now have a backyard, with parking and a water feature. Drive down between the first and second buildings and park along the Jones Falls. There is also street parking on the other side of the tracks. On our side, parking is available along the front of the building in the evenings but our neighbor Orions Objects needs these during business hours.