NY Aikido Center
Traditional Aikido Instruction - Long Island, NY


Training - South Shore - Western Suffolk County, NY



- Message from the Chief Instructor -

At NY AIKIDO CENTER we teach traditional joint locks, throws, immobilizations, reversal techniques and weapons, along with many advanced breathing, meditation and purification practices of the Founder of Aikido. Training takes place in a beautiful, full-time Japanese dojo complete with Zebra's tatami-style mats, in a comfortable, private class setting. Your training will focus on various elements found within the teachings of my main Aikido influences; Haruo Matsuoka Sensei 5th Dan, Ryoichi Kinoshita - 6th Dan, Steven Seagal Sensei 7th Dan and Seiseki Abe Sensei 10th Dan.

Typically new students are referred either through other martial arts instructors, or by one of my own private students. I am, however, open to anyone that is sincerely interested in traditional Aikido training on both a private and long-term basis.

Training is currently held at our private dojo facility near the Nassau/Suffolk border on the South Shore of Long Island. There are no contracts.

Student membership is private, and may come aftert the completion of an application process that includes at least the following initial steps

  1. You contact us, here at NYAC
  2. We email you a short questionnaire that asks for your contact information, the details of any prior martial arts experience you may have, your height & weight, to detail any information regarding your personal health or other issues we may need to know or you wish to communicate to better facilitate your training, and to provide us with a brief statement of your short and long term training goals
  3. You send us a reply email with your completed questionnaire
  4. We contact you via telephone for a brief, informal interview where you can get any up-front questions answered. If all goes well, you will be invited to set up a time and date for your free evaluation session.
  5. You arrive at least 10 minutes before for your evaluation class and complete a NYAC Standard Insurance Waiver of Liability.
  6. You complete your evaluation class and ask any other questions you may have.
  7. You make a formal request to become a NYAC member
  8. We either accept or deny your request, and if accepted....
  9. You complete a short-term probationary period.

The above process may seem menial, difficult, overly involved or otherwise unimportant to you. However, if you follow the steps you could easily find yourself training within just a few days. Hopefully, in the long run you will ultimately find that it served both you and us here at NYAC on many levels.

We at NY AIKIDO CENTER are here to facilitate and guide you along on your journey through the discovery of the Path of Martial Arts. The application process is designed by us and is driven by you. It requires you, the prospective student member to make an effort to start your training off on the right foot. With the right attitude and a sincere amount of dedication and effort, I am sure you will find that martial arts training is incredibly rewarding. At some point in time you you will look back and realize the significance of your practice and the positive effect it has had on your personal relationships and on your very perspective on life. You need but to trust your initial instict and apply.

As students who have also gone through the same application process, we know that without you, there wouldn't be a NY AIKIDO CENTER.
We appreciate the courage it takes to apply and acknowlege your desire to participate in our programs. You are the reason why we are here. We welcome and encourage anyone to apply. We will do whatever we can to make sure that you are taken care of at every step along the way - during the application process, throughout your probationary membership and throughout our many years of training together...


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