New Students

I am currently accepting new students.

The process of becoming a student is simple.  Contact me, either through email ( or call me at (954)579-4139.  I like to interview prospective students first.  Not because of any secret or clandestine reason, but because I want to make sure Chendokan Aikido is what you're looking for, and that we are a good fit for you.  Martial arts are a very personal decision.  Different people, at different times of their lives want different things.  If we're not what you're looking for, I should be able to point you in the right direction.

Requirements for a new student
Aikido gi and hakama

1. Physical Requirements: There are bare minimum physical requirements.  I have trained with and taught people in their 50's, 60's and even their 80's.  I have even had a student who was unable to use his legs.

2. Mental Requirements: In order to practice aikido, you need to have an open mind with the ability to accept ideas, and be flexible.

3. Clothing Requirements: Eventually students will need to purchase and wear a gi, and eventually a hakama.  A patch will need to be purchased ($10) to put on the gi.  For immediate future, just come in clothing you can move in.

4. Legal Requirement: In order to practice, a legal agreement must be signed.  It simply indicates that you know martial arts (aikido) is an activity and you accept the risks yourself.

5. Other Requirements: Students must have a journal to bring to class every night.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you.