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Our Mission

The mission of Brooklyn Aikikai is to foster the harmony of the entire individual through the traditional Japanese disciplines of aikido, zen, misogi, and iaido.

As a nonprofit institution, we provide a sanctuary in New York City where individuals from all backgrounds may develop themselves through training in the above arts. We promote further understanding of these traditional Japanese arts, as well as other Japanese cultural activities, by:

(1)  enabling students to travel to other dojos and practice communities,

(2) bringing high level instructors from around the world to Brooklyn, and

(3) cultivating and supporting future instructors of aikido at various levels of the profession.

In order to make these activities available to all, we provide financial assistance to those who need it.

We welcome engagement with schools, other nonprofits, and community organizations to share our practices.

Brooklyn Aikikai is a member of Birankai North America, an organization founded by T.K. Chiba Shihan to promote quality instruction and practice of aikido. Birankai is recognized by Hombu Dojo in Japan. 

Brooklyn Aikikai does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or national origin.

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Our Vision

We envision Brooklyn Aikikai as a community of learners dedicated to the practice of aikido, iaido, zen and misogi. At Brooklyn Aikikai we believe that the understanding and performance of these practices is a way to deepen the quality of individual lives and to contribute to the betterment of humanity’s condition. We aim to strengthen our connections both to our local community and to the larger world of aikido in order to spread our practice and make it available to as many people as possible now and into the future.