Self Defense Classes

Practical Skills for self defense based on the martial art of Aikido.

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Class Info and Instructional Videos

Our Adults Program

Training at Florida Aikikai

Classes are taught 7 days a week at basic, mixed, and advanced levels. You may observe any class and, upon enrolling, beginners may join any basic or mixed classes.

Our Instructors

Our instructors are high ranking black belt students led by Chief Instructor Peter Bernath Sensei, 7th Dan, Shihan. Bernath Sensei is a member of the Technical Committee of the USAF.

Benefits of Aikido

  • Self Defense
  • Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Relaxation
  • Stamina
  • Weight Loss
  • Confidence
  • Concentration

How is Aikido practiced?

Aikido can be practiced by men, women and children of all ages. Aikido is not a sport, and there are no competitive tournaments. Students learn through repetitive practice, taking turns as attackers and defenders in an energetic yet studious atmosphere.

Classes follow a six month curriculum with focus on one specific set of techniques each month. After the first six months of training students have been exposed to and have a working knowledge of the core techniques of Aikido. Beginners are welcome to take any basic or mixed classes.