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Kids Classes

Kids Classes

Kids class from 7-12 years old. Kids learn self respect, confidence and a little Aikido.

Adults Classes

Adults Classes

Adults classes that focus on the basics, Ukemi, timing and self control.

Classes and Dues

Classes and Dues

Click here for class schedule and costs and information on how to get started.

Store

Store

Visit our store to purchase quality and affordable equipment shipped right to your door! 100's of items to choose from.

Resources

Resources

Check out our resource page for everything from Test requirements to helpful links. All our resource in one place!

Gallery

Gallery

Our students are what make Aikido special. Check out our gallery to see what it is like!

OUR TEAM

We have a highly qualified team that will ensure that you reach your goal safely

ABOUT

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (also known as O-Sensei) as a reflection of his martial studies, life philosophy and spiritual beliefs.

The word Aikido (made up of the kanji 合気道) best translates as "the Way of the harmonious spirit." This reflects O-Sensei’s goal of creating a martial art whose techniques allow a practitioner to defend him/herself, while also protecting the attacker from serious harm.

That said, Aikido is primarily a defensive system that focuses on technique and balance, not physical strength, size or power. There is no canonical punching, kicking or blocking system in Aikido. In Aikido, there is less of an emphasis on strength training and conditioning, and more placed on speed, timing, breathing, proper technique and being “relaxed” in virtually any situation.

The Aikido practitioner’s strength comes from his/her ability to maintain control and not only find a way to control the opponent, but will also be able to control the situation before drastic action is necessary. There is no winning or losing, since there is no need for contest. Aikido is perfect for men, women, teens & children regardless of physical condition or experience. Sensei Gina, chief instructor at the Florida Aikido Center, invites anybody interested in learning more about Aikido to visit the dojo and watch any class session.

Personal Info

  •   +1 (813) 410-1904
  •   4405 W. South Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33614
  •   Gina@TpaMartialArts.com.
I have been studying Aikido at Florida Aikido Center for over a year now. After having tried other martial arts centers, I found Gina’s dojo and it felt like home. It was safe, clean and both the students and Gina want to see you progress and get better. Between the diners and out-of-dojo events, it feels like I have a family! Staying for life!
Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

5th Kyu
After training at different Dojo’s around the US and in Tampa Bay, I was looking for a place that felt like ‘my folks.’ A place where I could train hard and connect off the mat too. Not only did I find an extremely capable teacher in Gina Sensei, I also found the family she built- folks I can laugh with, train with, and grow with. If you’re looking for a dojo where you can learn Aikido and find your tribe, get yourself to Florida Aikido Center!
Shawn Rhodes

Shawn Rhodes

1st Kyu
I came to the dojo looking for family classes for my kids and I, and I was wowed by the instruction we received. I was really concerned that as a woman, that classes would be dominated by overpowering males. It was completely the opposite, and my kids and I love it here. I can see the positive affect Aikido is having on our family and I love it!
Brigitte Singleton

Brigitte Singleton

3rd Kyu

CONTACT

Please contact me at Gina@TpaMartialArts.com, or use the contact form below.