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THE AMERICAN AIKIDO INSTITUTE WELCOMES YOU

Aikido. Self-Defense. Confidence. Family

Welcome to The American Aikido Institute, a Martial Arts School in the Brazil area since 1981 . Take a look through our site to learn about our selection of courses, our dedicated team, dojo (school) locations, important news and updates and much more.

 

TRAINING INFO

The American Aikido Institute is committed to providing courses that not only fit every skill level and background, but also infuse our supportive and innovative teaching approach. Check out our current class offerings below.

ADULT AIKIDO AND SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES
(13+)

Brazil, IN and Robinson, IL

Customized beginner to advanced level instruction.  Our private group class model ensures that each student is able to learn and grow at their own pace.

KID'S AIKIDO & SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES

Robinson, IL

This course has been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years, and has provided the perfect foundation to enter the next level of learning. Get in touch with questions or to learn more.

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE

Brazil, IN and Robinson, IL

Hands-On Learning. Through this course, students have the opportunity to learn skills, techniques and take their confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Brazil, IN - Robinson and Chicago, IL

Customized private instruction for kids and adults to reach your learning goals.  Topics could include Aikido, self-defense, anti-bullying, firearms, and more.  Get in touch with questions or to learn more.

Are You Ready? Our "TRY AAI Program" gives you a FREE private lesson, 30 days of FREE training & a free uniform!

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN AIKIDO INSTITUTE

History and Mission

History

The American Aikido Institute (AAI) has its roots in the American Karate Institute (AKI). The Entity AKI was founded by Garry Howard Sensei in 1981. At that time Howard Sensei had been in the martial arts for 18 years. The AKI had a successful period in karate and was involved in the tournament circuit for a few years. In 1991 Howard Sensei met and began his study of Aikido with Shihan Steven Seagal Sensei. Howard Sensei and the AAI have also been honored to receive training from Haruo Matsuoka Sensei. The American Aikido Institute has been in an ongoing training status with Matsuoka Sensei since 1991. 

Mission Statement

At the American Aikido Institute we strive to be good human beings first and good martial artists second. We always seek to give our best effort in both life and the martial arts. We follow O'Sensei's belief that we all must cooperate in a spirit of harmony with nature, man, and earth in order to peacefully and righteously coexist. We welcome students who are open to seeking the best in themselves and others. May your martial arts and life journey be peaceful and productive.

 

INSTRUCTORS

ABOUT SENSEI GARRY HOWARD - BRAZIL, IN AND FOUNDER OF AAI

Garry Howard Sensei began his study of martial arts in Japanese Kempo Karate at the age of 16. In 1991 Howard Sensei met and began his study of Aikido with Shihan Steven Seagal Sensei. Howard Sensei and the AAI have also been honored to receive training from Haruo Matsuoka Sensei. The AAI has been in an ongoing training status with Matsuoka Sensei since 1991.

ABOUT SENSEI MICHAEL HOWARD - ROBINSON, IL DOJO

Michael Howard Sensei is the oldest son of the founder of the American Aikido Institute. He began his martial arts training in 1983 at age 6 under his father's direction. Michael is a senior staff member of the American Aikido Institute.

 

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2 E National Ave # 1, Brazil, IN 47834, USA

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