|AI - Harmony, unity; to be in accord with or to join.
KI - Spirit; life force of universal creative energy.
DO - The way or path.
North Florida Aikido focuses on the teaching and spread of Aikido, a Japanese martial art with a strong philosophical history, within Tallahassee and the surrounding area of northern Florida.
Established in 1993, North Florida School of Aikido (NFA) is a not-for-profit group that offers Aikido classes that both enhance physical prowess and provide an opportunity for personal transformation. Regular Aikido practice involves physical conditioning, fostering martial skill, and increasing personal awareness. Aikido ("the way of harmony") teaches a means of resolving external conflicts through a combination of self-defense tactics and internal strength. North Florida Aikido contributes to the larger Tallahassee community by teaching a path that replaces the downward spiral of violence with a spirit of harmony and cooperation.
In the spirit of cooperation and community, North Florida Aikido is also a center for Shorin Ryu Karate (Kishaba Juku) classes under the direction of Sensei Bill Lucas. Click here to go to the karate website for more information or contact Sensei Lucas. Learn more about Sensei Bill Lucas on our Instructors webpage or read his message board.
Arnis is also being offered. Modern Arnis is the evolution of indigenous Filipino systems and was created by Prof. Remy Presas. It includes elements from all the major FMA systems (Arnis, Kali, Escrima) but with a comprehensive modern teaching curriculum and adaptations for training safely.
North Florida School of Aikido welcomes inquiries from other organizations that wish to offer classes of any variety of martial and non-martial arts at the NFA facility.