In Japanese, Fudoshin means “calm spirit, even in the face of danger”, and Aikikai means “school of Aikido”.
Fudoshin Aikikai is a membership-based organization run by volunteers. The membership is made up of the teachers and students, and the dojo is run by an elected board of directors. Technical guidance is offered by the Head Teacher and all teachers are accredited by Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.
The teachers volunteer their time and expertise. Every effort is taken to keep the tuition fee as low as possible to encourage participation. Discounts are available for students and families. Scholarships are available and no one is turned away for financial reasons.
Fudoshin welcomes students from 8 years old onwards. Due to the non-competitive nature of Aikido, you can practice well into your 70s.
Fudoshin Aikikai is a member of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) which is, in turn, a member of the International Aikido Federation.