Aikido is a non-competitive martial way that emphasizes being unattackable rather than destroying others. While we practice our art based on serious combat principles like multiple attackers and defense against weapons, we emphasize cultivating a mindset, body, and reactions that are useful in real life: our jobs, our relationships, with our families and friends, and not just against a physical attacker or for gaining points in a sport tournament. In training, we help each other, we practice to avoid injury, and we cultivate lifelong friends. Located on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, we are one of the largest and oldest Aikido schools in Florida. Our instructors have over two dozen black belt ranks, we’re affiliated with the World Aikido Headquarters in Japan and the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, and have been providing quality Aikido instruction continuously for over 36 years.
It is never too late to begin the Path to discovering amazing abilities within yourself. There’s a place waiting for you among us, but every day that you don’t train is a lost opportunity to become a little stronger, a little better, a little more amazing than you were before. Don’t let yourself regret the time you didn’t invest in yourself!