Established in 2000, Asahikan Dojo focuses on working with enthusiasts to assist in obtaining the tools needed to function as true Budo practitioners on and off the mat. We explore both the martial and the art sides of training for the mind, body and spirit.
Asahi is the Japanese word for the morning rising sun. We believe that each day holds new lessons, new challenges, new encounters and new paths to follow - making our learning endless.
Under the direction of Michael Aloia Sensei, classes demonstrate traditional Japanese Aikido and Jujutsu techniques and include takedowns, hip throws, strikes, chokes, sweeps, joint locks, use of weapons and some minor ground work which allows for training in a controlled environment without fear of injuries.
The art of falling or ukemi is included in every class. This enables practitioners the opportunity to develop the skills required to protect themselves in the event balance is lost and a fall is inevitable. This also creates a safe training environment for all participants.
Asahikan Dojo, part of Aikido United International, a non-profit 501c3 community organization, offers day, evening and weekend classes for men, women, youth and children. Please see our current schedule. We publish a message and health blog, monthly newsletter - Aikido Now, offer DVDs, workshops and conduct events regularly. Together we learn - together we grow.