Washington, DC is a wonderful place to visit and is a great opportunity to see the Nation’s Capital.  Whether visiting museums, monuments, or the National Zoo, it is a great time for you and your family to enjoy time together.

Places To Stay
There are a variety of places to stay in and around the neighborhood. Both Bed and Breakfast locations are within very close walking distance of the dojo if you are interested in this type of environment, while most of the local hotels and motels are located a bit further, yet walkable or one stop away on the Metro’s Red Line in Silver Spring. For those that are interested in a more economical or authentic experience may also stay within the dojo.


Double Tree by Hilton – Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Marriott Courtyard – Silver Spring
8506 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Sheraton – Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Other hotels near Silver Spring, MD


Aikido Shobukan Dojo is open to guests during seminars, see registration details for additional information. Please email for availability.

Bed and Breakfasts

Etta Mae Inn
703 New York Avenue
Takoma Park, MD

Eden Park Guest House
7063 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Bliss – Airbnb

Laundry Facilities

Laurette’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry
Friederich Modern Cleaners

Takoma Park Information

Main Street Takoma
Find out the latest happenings around town.

City of Takoma Park, Maryland
The homepage of Takoma Park, a quick walk from the dojo.

Takoma Voice
Local Community Resource and Journal


Near Takoma Park and Aikido Shobukan Dojo:
Busboys and Poets 
Horace and Dickies – seafood and more
Kin Da Thai Sushi Restaurant
Mark’s Kitchen
Roscoe’ Neapolitan Pizzeria

Trattoria Da Lina
More restaurants near Aikido Shobukan Dojo

Near Catholic University Campus:
Food Court (on campus)
More restaurants near Catholic University 
(Including Potbelly, Busboys and Poets, &Pizza, Brookland Pint and others):

Dojo Member Businesses

Takoma Vision
Located in Takoma Park, MD, just a short walk into town you’ll find Steve Schneid and his wife working busily helping the community with eyeglasses, contacts, and eye care.

Vigilant Cinema
An independent film maker and professor, Alonzo Crawford operates Vigilent Cinema.

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