A Chat with North Florida School of Aikido
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
North Florida School of Aikido is the only martial art school in Tallahassee that teaches traditional Aikido and its application in self defense. We are a not-for-profit school dedicated to teaching Aikido. We also offer Shorin Ryu Karate classes.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
All beginning students are integrated into regular class and will walk away the first night with some practical knowledge of Aikido.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
North Florida School of Aikido is over 20 years old and was begun by a dedicated instructor and students who wanted to spread the knowledge of Aikido. It now has three senior instructors with over 70 years of combined teaching and practice.
What do you love most about your job?
Teaching Aikido is not a job, it is a life-long mission. Aikido is the only martial art that focuses on using its techniques for conflict resolution rather than inflicting injury. It is a martial art that truly integrates body, mind, and spirit.