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In Aikido you will learn exercises that incorporate falls, throws, joint manipulations, and flowing movements.  This martial art is based on a self-defense, in which harmony of movement with your opponent is achieved.  Our Aikido instructors are certified by the Shodokan Aikido Federation based in Osaka, Japan.  They also oversee the Tulane University Aikido classes for both credit courses and student club run clubs.

AIKIDO in New Orleans

A direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, Kenji Tomiki founded Shodokan Aikido in1967.  The Shodokan Aikido Federation is headed by Tetsuo Nariyama.

Aikido instruction in New Orleans

Brand New Women's Aikido Class in the Mornings.  This class will focus on Self-Defense and Fitness for women.  Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am right after Yoga.  Natsumi Sugiyama, a black belt in both Aikido and Karate will instruct

Aikido in New Orleans
Aikido Women's Self-defense NOLA
Natsumi Sugiyama Aikido New Orleans
Natsumi teaching women's Aikido NOLA
Women's Self-defense in New Orleans
Aikido in New Orleans

Photo:Kate Gegenheimer, Marigny Photography

Photo:Kate Gegenheimer, Marigny Photography

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