Discover the distinctive world of Aikido At The Aikibudokan - where not all Aikido is created equal. Unlike other dojo, we distinguish between Pre-WW II and Post-WW II Aikido. Our Pre-WW II approach is a direct, practical self-defense style, rooted in the traditional Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu.
In a realm where the term "Aikido" gained prominence only after WW II, we stand as one of Houston's oldest martial art schools.
Embracing the Tomiki Ryu art form, our focus lies on Pre-WW II principles, providing advanced martial arts training in a serene, non-competitive atmosphere conducive to adult learning.
Step into a transformative journey at The Aikibudokan, where Bushido and martial arts seamlessly merge into a way of life.
Our training extends beyond physical fitness, encompassing effective self-defense, enhanced communication skills, collaborative teaching, and profound self-discovery.
Challenge yourself, gain confidence, and join us to cultivate your mind, body, and spirit at The Aikibudokan.
WHAT WE TEACH
Aikijutsu/Aikido is a hand-to-hand martial art form that teaches the strategy of first avoiding and controlling the opponent's attack, before using a striking, throwing, or joint locking technique to neutralize and defeat the attacker.
This dynamic martial art is so useful for self-defense that it is used by various police departments but is also safe to practice in the dojo.
This is why Aikido is a required part of the training curriculum at the Kaisho (Japanese Police Academy) in Tokyo and why all Japanese police officers have black belts in Aiki-Jujutsu/Aikido as it develops high-level ability for practical self-defense on the street.
Training for beginners is slow, controlled, and is intended to gradually build intuitive reflexes and movements. Being able to do the movements slowly and correctly eventually leads to being able to do them at full speed so the beginning of your training is more important than one might think.
A study of Aikijujutsu/Aikido includes learning how to use and defend against knives, swords, and staffs. The style of Aikido that we teach has a direct historical link to Daito Ryu Aiki-jujutsu which the Samurai used in combat hundreds of years ago and it has a strong flavor of old-school Judo.
Tuesday's - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday's - 7:30 pn to 9:00 pm
Saturday's - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Judo (literally. "gentle way") is categorized as a modern martial art, which has since evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. The sport was created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano as a physical, mental, and moral educational system in Japan.
With its origins coming from jujutsu, Judo's most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
Strikes as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori). Also referred to as Kanō Jiu-Jitsu until its' introduction in the Olympic Games, A judo practitioner is called a judoka and the judo uniform is called "judogi"
The philosophy and subsequent educational system developed for Judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (traditional schools). Judo also spawned a number of derivative martial arts across the world, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga, Sambo.
Monday's - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday's - 7:30 pm to 9:3- pm
Saturday's - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Old School Weapons
Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu ("The Way of the Stick") is a traditional Japanese combat school founded over 400 years ago. Jojutsu was developed by Muso Gonnosuke, the only man to defeat Mushashi (who is known as "The Sword Saint") in individual combat.
Originally practiced as a combat dueling art it was considered so effective that it was eventually adopted for use by today's Japanese Riot Police. Fast paced, sophisticated, and intricate in it's practice, it provides a window into how the Samurai fought during the warring periods. The use of the stick and sword teaches very close tolerances as each struggles for control and dominance over the other.
This school of old flow weapons includes other forms of practice including the use of sword breakers, war fans, and chain and sickle as it teaches the Samurai mindset that was a part of ancient one-on-one combat. SMR Jojutsu players are not ranked by colored belts but instead are given a scroll that indicates overall knowledge and ability.
Thursday's - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday's - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
We opened our doors and have been teaching since 1998 which makes us one of the oldest continually operating martial arts schools in the Houston area. The goal we set for ourselves was to provide focused beginner and intermediate level training and separate advanced training sessions. In this way we work to serve the needs of the serious martial artist whether beginner or advanced black belt and who is looking for a complete education in Budo (martial arts and ways) and Heiho (martial strategies).
An important part of that goal includes training that is specifically tailored to the person looking for practical self-defense and physical fitness as taught in a safe learning environment.
We offer both non-competitive martial arts (Tomiki-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu/Aikido & SMR Jojutsu) and competition based martial arts (Kodokan Judo). We work to provide a positive training environment where learning is the goal and enjoying the training with other like-minded martial artists one of the benefits.
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Open To Male & Female With or Without Prior Experience
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CONTACT & VISIT
For any inquiries or questions contact:
L.F. Wilkinson - Kancho - Aikijujutsu/Aikido & SMR Jojutsu
Chris deBoisblanc - Senior Sensei - Aikijujutsu/Aikido
Dino Huque - Senior Sensei - Aikijujutsu/Aikido
Felix Robles - Senior Sensei - Kodokan Judo
Brent Zurbriggen - Senior Sensei - Kodokan Judo
Or fill out and submit the following form. If you submit the form please note that it may take us up to 24 hours to respond. If your inquiry is time sensitive, then please call one of the Sensei for information on training.
Dojo Located At
Crown Door Office Park
5701 Bingle, Ste. B-101
Houston, TX 77092
(behind Sterling Banquet Hall)
Beginner & Intermediate Aikijujutsu/Aikido:
Tuesday's - 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Thursday's - 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Saturday's - 10 am to 11:30 am
Shindo Muso Ryu Koryu Jojutsu:
Thursday's - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (beginners)
Saturday's - 8 am to 10 am (main class)
Monday's - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday's - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday's - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Taiho Jutsu (police tactics):
Mondays 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Anyone interested in training can either call and make an appointment to visit the dojo, or simply stop in during normal class hours.