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 School of 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. Aikido is a unique martial art that teaches principles of self defense that can be effectively used in almost any situation whether it is a physical attack or resolving other types of conflicts.
Established in 1993, North Florida School of Aikido (NFA) is a 501(c)3 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 art's skill, and increasing personal awareness. Aikido ("the way of harmonizing energy") teaches a means of resolving external conflicts through a combination of self-defense tactics and internal strength. North Florida School of 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.
North Florida School of Aikido is affiliated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) which is formally recognized by International Aikikai Federation at the Aikido World Headquarters at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. All of the Aikido instructors at the North Florida School of Aikido have their promotions registered and issued through the Aikido World Headquarters.
In the spirit of cooperation and community, 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. For information on classes offered by other organizations at North Florida School of Aikido, please visit our Community page.
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NFA is a 501(c)3 organization, which means your donations are tax deductible. Your donations also allow us to continue sharing the art of aikido. Thank you for your generosity.