Brooklyn Aikido Center

Adult Aikido

Program, Schedule and Membership

Our Adult Aikido Program

Our adult program (ages 13+) consists of a variety of empty-hand and weapon techniques which blend and redirect an attacker’s energy in a controlled and compassionate defense.

Beginners are always welcome. Attending our regularly scheduled classes, beginner students are safely guided and supported as they are immersed in Aikido training. For beginners, early emphasis is placed on learning to roll and fall, on basic body movement, and on relaxation. These are foundational elements of Aikido practice.

Aikido beginner doing bokken dori

Beginner Students

Beginners are always welcome. Attending our regularly scheduled classes, beginner students are safely guided and supported as they are immersed in Aikido training. For beginners, early emphasis is placed on learning to roll and fall, on basic body movement, and on relaxation. These are foundational elements of Aikido practice.

Zazen

Zazen is seated meditation. We offer Zazen as a complimentary means of training our mind alongside Aikido.

We meditate on being present in the moment.

We hear the sounds of the city around us and recognize our thoughts that bounce through our head. With practice we learn to quiet the mind and appreciate each moment differently.

Come Watch or Try a Class

Watching a class is free. A one time trial class is also offered for $20.

Check out our schedule and contact us to let us know a day/time that works best for you to come by. We will follow up to confirm a time.

Dojo Membership and Dues

Our Full Adult Membership is $100 per month and allows you to attend as many classes at Brooklyn Aikido Center per month as you like. There is no contract and you can cancel your membership at any time. When you are ready to sign up please contact us to begin the registration process.

Reviews

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This is a very welcoming and highly respected dojo. Giammanco Sensei, the instructor, is super accommodating to all types of people. He makes sure that all students from complete beginners (myself) to advanced students and everyone in between is both comfortable and challenged with the material. I feel like I am learning so much every time I practice here! - Cara Dineen

Giammanco sensei is a great teacher. He is comfortable, accommodating and I love his teaching style - Its loose enough to allow students of any level to join at any time, while reinforcing important, basic concepts to more seasoned practitioners, and always introduces something new. I feel strength, growth, and the best kind of vulnerability within every class, and take it home with me when I leave.

Aikido is an excellent self defense practice for the body and the mind. - Eddie Grupper

I came to Aikido as a long time student in Karate and Giammanco sensei has been very accommodating in how he structures the lessons to my skill level, and has pushed me to be a better student of martial arts. The Brooklyn Aikido Center is perfect for students of all levels and it’s a class I look forward to every week to clear my mind. - William Hoffman