Twin Cities Aikido Center moving to Hampden Park Co-op building

Twin Cities Aikido Center (TCAC) is moving from its longtime location at 2390 University Ave. to the space above Hampden Park Co-op, 2382 Hampden Ave.

The center will begin operations at the new location in early April.

Founded in 1976 by a group of University of Minnesota graduates, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opened on University Avenue in what had been a truck showroom. TCAC has grown to be the largest Aikido group in the region, offering at least two adult classes per day, seven days a week, as well as two youth classes per week.

The pending renovation and the proposed sale of the University Avenue building, which the TCAC shared with Gremlin Theatre and armored-car company Loomis, forced the center to search for a new home.

The move will begin in late March and is expected to take three to four days to complete. Prospective students are encouraged to stop in at the University Avenue location to learn about Aikido. You can find out more at the TCAC website,, or “Like” the group on Facebook.

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