Welcome to Aikido Seiryukan
Aikido Seiryukan practices the Yoshinkan stye of Aikido, as taught by Tsuneo Ando Shihan (master), chief Instructor at the Yoshinkan Aikido Headquarters Dojo in Tokyo, chief instructor at Ryu Headquarters Dojo and head of the non Profit Organization Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu.
Aikido is a highly evolved and effective modern martial art, with roots in Aikijutsu and other Samurai fighting arts of ancient Japan. It is characterized by its sweeping circular movements and throws. Aikido utilizes an opponents own strength against him, often time using centrifugal force, creating significant power with little effort.
With diligent training, skill is achieved which allows the practitioner to control and neutralize an attacker using his own energy against him, no matter how large or powerful the aggressor, or how small the Aikido practitioner is. Aikido does not rely on physical strength and pain compliance to achieve is objective, it utilizes techniques to "unbalance" and aggressor to control them and neutralize their power. It is for this reason, Yoshinkan Aikido is mandatory for all Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department female police officers and Tokyo Riot Police to attain the rank of shodan (1st degree black belt) to qualify for their positions.
Mark Sensei's goal is to teach Yoshinkan Aikido with excellence and to the highest standard, as taught in Japan. All classes are taught in traditional Japanese style, using Japanese terminology giving a universal base for training around the world and in Japan. Whether you are new to martial arts or experienced in other martial art styles, we are confident you will have a rewarding and challenging experience at Aikido Seiryukan dojo. Students of all ages and experience are welcome at Aikido Seiryukan. If you have a physical ailment or restriction, don't let this stop you from enjoying the benefits of Aikido. Training in Aikido is a wholesome approach to training the mind, Body and Spirit.
If you are interested in Aikido, I encourage you to explore our website further for more information about Aikido, Aikido Seiryukan and its head instructor. Please contact Mark Sensei with any questions you may have.