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Brooklyn Aikido Center provides instruction, a supportive community, and a welcoming environment to train both body and mind through the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido.
Students begin their training developing self-defense skills that rely on form, timing and coordination. Effectiveness does not rely on size and strength making Aikido accessible to all.
Training challenges both the body and mind bringing fitness beyond just the physical. Over time Aikido provides an opportunity for deep personal growth that benefits health, confidence, calmness, focus and a refreshing appreciation for each and every moment.
We aim to calm the mind, see things just as they are, and act decisively in even the most intense of situations.
Brooklyn Aikido Center: Hoshinkan Dojo is a member of the national Zenshinkai Aikido Association. Instruction is based on the foundation set by the late Shihan Fumio Toyoda and continues through Greg Noble Sensei.
Seth Giammanco Sensei is the chief instructor at Brooklyn Aikido Center. He began his training in 2002 as a student of Jikishinkan Aikido Dojo under Stewart Johnson Sensei. Currently, he is ranked as Sandan (3rd degree black belt) by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan.
Today Giammanco Sensei is a student of G. Noble Sensei and has affiliated Brooklyn Aikido Center with the Zenshinkai Aikido Association.
Giammanco Sensei has a background in elementary education. He finds the continuous improvement that training in the the Art of Aikido offers a life-altering challenge and source of enjoyment. Off the mat, he leads a digital studio that works with nonprofit organizations.
Beginners are always welcome. Attending our regularly scheduled classes, beginner students are safely guided and supported as they are immersed in Aikido training. For beginners, early emphasis is placed on learning to roll and fall, on basic body movement, and on relaxation. These are foundational elements of Aikido practice.
We are excited and honored to welcome new students from Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.