Our kids are going back to school this week and that means opportunity to invite a friend. Also, youth uniforms will go back to normal the 2nd week of September. We will be introducing an amazing new youth uniform. Sign-up now in the Dojo for the pre-order.
Here is the latest schedule of events for the next couple months...
No youth classes on Halloween.
Masuda Sensei Seminar Cancelled. Sorry for any inconvienence this change may cause you.
Our new member management system is in full swing. If you have not checked it out yet, please do so. It is really going to make things easier around the dojo. Feel free to explore the new system here.
The Woodlands Aikido Center is a traditional school of aikido affiliated with Aikido Kobayashi Dojo and Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. We opened in 1997, and are still the only professional school of aikido in Montgomery County.
Shinjinkan Dojo is a well-equipped, warmly inviting facility with 1600 square feet of quality tatami mat space, traditional cedar-built decor, and comfortable amenities. We are located in a wooded setting less than one mile from I-45.
Our Sensei, Michael Black, has been teaching for 30 years. He was a student of the late Toyoda Fumio Shihan, and is currently a foreign Uchideshi of Kobayashi Yasuo Shihan. Kobayashi Shihan was himself a longtime Uchideshi of the founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei O-Sensei.
We offer quality instruction for anyone interested in this "Life-style" martial art, as well as an innovative and very popular "Rock Solid Kids" program.
Our Current Doshu
Here is a video demonstration of some of the key foundational components of Aikido by our current Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba.