Learn Traditional Aikido In Volusia County

Adults & Youth (12 Years and older): Try 2 Free Classes To See If Aikido Training Is Right For You

Aikido Benefits

Improve Fitness

Aikido training is a great way to stay healthy and fit, while having fun at the same time.

Learn Self Defense

Traditional training is stressed in all classes, but is combined with practical defense application.

Increase Confidence

Aikido practice can provide you with more focus and improved confidence in all areas of your life.

Reduce Stress

Most Aikido practitioners report a decrease in stress levels and an increase in overall well-being.

About Aikido

Aikido, “The Way of Harmony” is a martial art developed in the early 1900’s by Morihei Ueshiba, known as “O Sensei” (Great Teacher). O Sensei combined traditional weapons and various grappling arts to form Aikido.

Upon closer examination, practitioners will find from Aikido what they are looking for, whether it is applicable self-defense technique, spiritual development, physical health, or peace of mind. O Sensei emphasized the moral and spiritual aspects of this art, placing great weight on the development of harmony and peace. “The Way of Harmony of the Spirit” is one way that “Aikido” may be translated into English. Although the idea of a martial discipline striving for peace and harmony may seem paradoxical, it is the most basic tenet of the art. Traditional training is stressed in all classes, but is combined with practical application. Come and learn true “Budo”.

About Our Chief Instructor

Tom Walsh Sensei  //  Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt)

Tom Walsh Sensei studied aikido consistently for over 30 years and instructing for 25 years. He began his study of Aikido in 1991. Walsh Sensei trained many years under the late Robert Kubo Shihan and received his Rokudan (6th degree) in 2021 via Kagami Biraki by recommendation from Thomas Kaulukukui, Shichidan (7th degree).

Frequently Asked Questions

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