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Adult test dates:

Tests start at 12:30.

  • June 24, 2023
  • August 12, 2023   
  • October 21, 2023
  • December 16, 2023                                                       

Test fee: $35

Adult Intro to Aikido Course

Next session TBA. Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-6:50pm $125

Step by step instruction for new beginners. Build confidence, focus and physicality with the Japanese Martial Art of Harmony. A great way to learn Aikido basics in a safe, friendly space. No membership, no uniform required. Class meets twice weekly for 6 weeks. Mondays with Melissa Sensei, Wednesdays with Bookman Sensei. Proof of vaccination required.

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January 26 - 28, 2024 Advanced Intensive with Bruce Bookman Kaicho

The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with Kaicho, Bruce Bookman. Participants will get individualized guidance and help with getting to the next stage of their training. Bookman Sensei will spend time working, one-on-one with each student. Bokken and jo, freestyle and themes that connect basics to advanced techniques will be taught. Months of progress can be accomplished during this weekend. This Intensive is a great way to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come. As always, we welcome aikidoists of any affliation. All affiliations welcome, as usual. 4th Kyu and up or with permission. Enrollement limited to 22 students. $195

Friday: 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday: 8:00-9:30am weapons practice in the park

12:30-1:45, 2:15-3:45pm

Dinner at nearby restaurant starts at 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00-9:00am Aikido Extensions (optional). 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15pm


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March 25th and 26th 2023 Seminar with Hal Lehrman 7th Dan Shihan

Join Hal Lehrman Shihan for a weekend of self-exploration and growth. Lehrman Shihan is the Master teacher and owner of Aikido of Park Slope, and is widely respected for his many years of contribution to the Aikido community. According to Lehrman Shihan, "Aikido develops both the outward and the inner courage. It is daring, exuberant and caring." This seminar is highly recommended by Bruce Bookman Kaicho Tenzan Aikido. All ranks and affiliations welcome. $185 for both days. $95 single day.

Saturday: 12:30-5pm with breaks.

Dinner at nearby restaurant.

Sunday: 9:00am-12noon, 1:15-3:15pm


June 9, 10, 11, 2023 Seminar with Don Ellingsworth Sensei

Ellingsworth Sensei is a Head Instructor and Founder of Aikido Chuseikan in Tampa Bay, Florida, and holds the rank of godan (fifth degree black belt), from Aikido World Headquarter (Aikikai). He is recognized as a personal student and travel Otomo of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. Additionally, Ellingsworth Sensei is a regular visitor to Tenzan Aikido and a close friend of Bruce Bookman Kaicho. His deep study of Aikido, his continuing curiosity, good humor and expertise is expressed in his teaching and in his training. All ranks, all affiliations welcome. $185 for the weekend.

Friday: 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday: 8:00-9:30am, 12:30-1:45, 2:15-3:45pm

Dinner at nearby restaurant.

Sunday: 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15pm


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Women’s Self-defense and Empowerment 

Postponed. Watch for updates. 

This one-day course trains women in the necessary skills to deal with aggressive individuals, especially when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable locations. This includes traveling abroad or late at night in a parking garage/the street or on the college campus. Women will be given a dialog to use in the typical pre-attack phases of potential physical violence. Often this dialog and postural training will be enough to cause would-be attackers to go the other way. Women will be given extensive drills in simple but effective self-defense, including practicing their skills against a padded, male instructor in mock encounters while being coached by a women instructor. This course assumes that you have no previous training and it will be adjusted to the participant’s fitness level. Women get experience in finding their voice and grounding themselves in their core strength. This course offers life skills that will help women stand their ground in difficult situation at work, in relationships and wherever it’s necessary.Women’s self-defense and Empowerment is a life changing experience even if you never have to use the physical self-defense skills.

Please note: choose carefully when purchasing seminars or classes as we cannot offer refunds.