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The Martial Art of Peace


Teaching Adults & Children Since 2003

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Our mission is to promote peace through Aikido as a traditional Japanese Martial Art as well as similar disciplines such as Tai Chi & Yoga. We learn that compassion is the foundation for self defense. Our programs are designed for men & women of all ages and to impact one's entire life positively.

Our dojo trains in the style of Morihiro Saito (1932-2002), one of the two top students of the Aikido founder. We participate regularly in instruction from his senior disciples.

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Still Mind Tai Chi


Master Yu Yang Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Chi Gung are the traditional martial arts that are best known for its health benefits. But to gain the greatest health benefit, understanding the martial aspects can be very helpful. The slow movements allows one to inspect the same stances and postures as used in Aikido, and importantly develop the muscle memory to use these stances as needed. For this reason, the combination of both practices is quite useful for some.

Yang style Tai Chi is practiced in a manner more closely aligned with "old Yang style," closer to the original form. In Tai Chi, both benefits to health and self defense come with daily practice.

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Benefits of Aikido, Tai Chi & Martial Arts


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Martial Arts for Self Defense

Surprisingly, martial arts act as defense against more threats that just a physical attack. What are the greatest threats to you and how can martial arts help?

Martial Arts for Health and Fitness

Tai Chi stands out as the martial art with the greatest emphasis on health. How can one use Aikido or other martial arts training to improve their condition as well?

Martial Arts for Discipline

We all seek to be effective in our efforts and happy in life. Yet we undermine ourselves at every turn. How can martial arts philosophy help?

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About Aikido, Tai Chi & Martial Arts

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Aikido Styles

In the days of Aikido Founder Morehei Ueshiba, Aikido was simply his style. Today...

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Women in Martial Arts

Tai Chi Chuan and Aikido are two of the more popular martial arts for women.

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Martial Arts for Kids

Selecting a martial art for children is slightly different than for an adult.

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Are Martial Arts Ethical

Do martial arts teach violence or peace? How is our Westchester community impacted?

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Our Westchester Classes

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The Best Martial Art for You