We are an independent new Dojo , located in Apopka, Florida, founded this year 2022 and headed by chief instructor Asi Shnabel (4th degree black belt). We are affiliated with the IIMAA (International Independent Martial Artists Association).
Bushido Aikidojo is an independent Dojo that focuses on the promotion of Aikido martial art (and any related activity held at the Dojo) and it’s core values, effectiveness, grace and self awareness as a way of practice for self perfection. We vow to be accessible and culturally appeal to any individual seeking self mastery and growth through Aikido, providing a relatively simplified, inspiring and affordable way of practice.
We believe that a great martial artist perfects their spirit and not just their body, and techniques alone may not help in times of challenge, without a proper mental maturity. Proper practice includes focus on mental growth, too. Hence the need for a gradually challenging (and safe) practice.
Our Aikidojo strives to emphasize graceful and healthy awareness in practice, peaceful and respectful attitude alongside with effectiveness and excellence (soft AND hard completing each other). We believe that a “Sensei’s” (teacher) greatness is measured in their disciples mastery. Our qualified instructors will do their very best to promote the quality of practice as well as the level of any of our sincere students. In our Dojo, focus is put on both, the attacker role (“Uke”, "Aite" or “Kogeki”) and the performer role (“Nage” or “Hangeki”) in being interactive and effective, and not just “take a fall”, or to perform automatically. You are most welcome to join us and find out more about our unique practice.
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art, evolved of older forms of martial arts, mainly “Aikijujitsu”, into a form of disciplined practice for self-improvement and growth. Aikido translate from Japanese language as: “Ai” means harmony, “Ki” means energy or life-force, and “Do” means way: The way of harmony/unification with the cosmic life-force (or breath of life). More about that mystic concept of “Ki” (Chi “Qi”) will be given in the next part. So Aikido takes control by blending in harmony with any challenge rather than struggling against it. 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.
Asi holds a 4th degree black belt ("Yondan") in Aikido and recognized by both world Aikikai organization and IIMAA. Asi obtains over 35 years practice in martial arts, including 8 years of KARATE (traditional Okinawan styles) and most years in Aikido.
Asi has developed a unique understanding and style of Aikido practice and teaching dedicated to combine spiritual awareness with practical practice and to encourage the student for self excellence.
Mondays 6:00 to 7:00
Wednesdays 6:00 to 7:00
Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30
Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30
* Additional lessons will be added in the future.
Monthly membership fee $75
Mat fee $10
Training Gi (uniform) purchase: $35
Registration fee $75
Beginner Program $150
* Promotions: will be added soon