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Adult test dates:

Tests start at 12:30. 

  • June 15, 2024 
  • August 17, 2024 
  • Oct 19, 2024

test fee: $50

James Soviero Sept 14 & 15, 2024

James Soviero, Rokudan is Chief Instructor of Aikido of Red Bank. Soviero Sensei has been practicing and teaching Aikido for over 30 years. Tenzan Aikido and Bruce Bookman welcome the opportunity to study with this generous and dynamic instructor. 

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Jan. 24 - 26, 2025 Advanced Intensive with Bruce Bookman Shihan

The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with 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 24 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. Everyone welcome including kids.

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


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*NEW DATES* MARCH 29th and 30th, 2025* Peter Bernath Shihan 

Peter Bernath Sensei, 7th degree black belt, Shihan, is one of the most highly respected Aikido instructors in the United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He is the chief instructor of Florida Aikikai as well as being chairman of the USAF technical committee. Bookman Sensei is pleased to be exposing the Tenzan Aikido community to his longtime friend and colleague Bernath Sensei for the first time.

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Women’s Self-defense and Empowerment 

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. Taught by Bruce Bookman and Melissa Pittman Fischer. Limited to 16 participants ages 16 and up.

Adult Intro to Aikido Course

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. 


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