Self-Confidence, Awareness, and Inner Strength

Introducing Bushido Aikidojo

Aikido & Self Defense

Be confident enough to accept your failure.

We are an independent Dojo located in Apopka, Florida, founded in 2022 and headed by Chief Instructor, Asi Shnabel (4th-degree black belt). We are affiliated with the IIMAA (International Independent Martial Artists Association).

Dean Abernathy

Dean Abernathy

Aikido is a personal journey for each individual, but at the same time you become part of a large aikido deshi family. The Aikido family is not as large as other martial arts which makes the journey much more unique. I hope you decide to join our aikido family.
-Dōmo Arigatōgozaimasu

Dean Abernathy

Aikido Defined.

Aikido can be very effective in self-defense situations if practiced correctly since it is based on actual and proven martial techniques, but it’s ultimate goal is to perfect our bodies, minds and health as we grow better. Aikido being a skill of subduing or neutralizing aggression without causing damage is very peaceful in its nature and enjoyable to practice. Aikido does not require strong attributes or physical strength so can well suite individuals with lesser physical strength of all types. To understand the secret power of Aikido one must understand the concept of “Ki” and utilize it appropriately. This is possible throughout the course of practice.