Aikido of Hernando County

Welcome to Aikido of Hernando, we are here to serve the communities of Hernando County.  Conveniently located between Spring Hill, Fl and downtown Brooksville, Fl just 4.1 miles east from the Suncoast Pkwy on Cortez Blvd(Hwy 50). We have a relaxed fun atmosphere to train in the martial art of Aikido. The art promotes health and wellness while teaching an effective method of self-defense for people of all ages. As members of the USAF we offer practice consistent with that found everywhere in the Aikikai Foundation family. We are not oriented towards competitions rather our focus on mutual growth.

Dale & Mike Jones Sensei
Dale training with Mike Jones Sensei working on JoNage

Over time attending seminars feels like large family reunions with old and new friends. We highly encourage our aikidoka (students) to train wherever their travels take them and experience the incredible variety of practitioners and teachers our art offers. If you happen to be a student already and find yourself in the Hernando County area of Florida please take the time to come train with us.

Aikido is a modern Martial Art created by the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba. After the Founder’s passing, his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba was inaugurated as Doshu. At present, Moriteru Ueshiba has succeeded his father as Doshu.

Kids Aikido learning to shikko
Kid’s Aikido learning to shikko – Better move faster, push-ups for anyone Sensei catches!!

Still not sure what we do? Here is a great demonstration of Andy Demko  Sensei a member of our technical leadership committee throwing Mike Jones Sensei…

About the Dojo

We are proud to be part of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) since March 2017. The dojo’s core spirit has existed in the Nihon Goshin Association since 1996 under multiple previous owners and in locations throughout Hernando County Florida. The dojo has always been and will continue as a place to come enjoy time training with fellow aikidoka. Here is a place where we leave the issues of the day at the door and enjoy time with fellow practitioners.

We strive for a relaxed fun environment and while aikido is a martial art, we practice in a safe and mutually respectful manner. Come check out the offered classes for both adults and children the environment is always positively charged. In the kids class, we play games that teach many practical aspects to avoid being a victim of bullying, harassment, or even assault. Violence is not our first response however if we need to defend and protect our own the results can be quite devastating.

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See for yourself, Aikido of Hernando County welcomes everyone to come try at free class. This is exercise with purpose! Besides that it has some of the best elements from childhood built into it.  Where else can an adult swing a wooden sword around and not feel foolish in the process? If you take yourself too seriously or are looking to be a fierce competitor I would have to recommend you look elsewhere that is not at all what we are “about” and if that isn’t you please come and check us out!