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A Unique Martial Art

Aikido – The Way to Harmonize with the Spirit of the Universe

The word “Aikido” is composed of 3 Japanese words: ai, means unify or harmonize; ki means spirit or energy; and dō means way, system or path. The practice of Aikido as a martial art allows the practitioner to understand and unify one’s place in the universe. Through training, the Aikidō-ka (the Aikido practitioner) understands that this martial art’s true goal is not to dominate, but to discover how to achieve harmony. Learn More About Aikido.

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Benefits of Martial Arts Training at Traditional Aikido of Sarasota

Budo – The intent of Aikido is the development of martial skills and personal and spiritual character, the way of the modern warrior. One learns martial skills to resolve conflict in a way that no one is physically injured. At Traditional Aikido Sarasota, you are welcomed into an inclusive community that supports anyone – regardless of age, gender or size.

  • Train with certified instructors
  • Learn peaceful conflict resolution instead of martial domination
  • Practice self protection skills
  • No belt testing fees

“We love the non-violent approach to self-defense.”

“The teachers at Traditional Aikido are patient, nurturing, and knowledgeable.”

“the classes were awesome and exceeded my expectations. Your dojo is a joy to train in. Your students were welcoming. I am honored by the opportunity to train with your students. I learned much! I can’t wait to return.”

— Paul (Visiting Student)

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