Aikido Of Bristol County is a Tenshin Aikido Dojo offering a practical and unique style of Aikido....
Aikido of Bristol County provides students with unparalleled instruction in the Japanese Martial Art of self-defense called Aikido by providing positive stress and challenge for students and teachers to reach their full potential, physical and mental, also to provide powerful methods for protecting ourselves from the disadvantages both inherited and adopted by our society. Observing and promoting the ideals and traditions of Aikido under the direction of John Araujo Sensei, Providing a safe and relaxed atmosphere for new and experienced students to learn and grow.
Teaching a solid foundation of Basic Movements and Basic Techniques which serve as the foundation for the students' continued growth and learning at much higher levels, To develop discipline, self-confidence, self-control, self-reliance to protect their selves and love ones. Providing an inner strength to develop a healthy body, mind and natural reflexes. Fostering an open-minded environment and offering a variety of programs to broaden the understanding of Martial Arts in general.
Classes at Aikido Of Bristol County are conducted in a friendly yet traditional atmosphere. Students learn correct etiquette in conjunction with their physical training.Through earnest, realistic and sincere training, the students of Aikido Of Bristol County will learn the true meaning of Aikido.
Morning classes with Inst Shihan Mark Dufresne
Aikido Of Bristol County runs a 7 day a week schedule!
(NEW ADDED TAI-CHI & QIGONG CLASSES ON FRIDAY'S STARTING IN SEPTEMPER WITH MASTER C. FINK.
Classes & Schedule;
(Morning Class By appointment only with Instructor Shihan M. Dufresne Monday 8:30am - 9:30am (Aikido)
Monday 5:30pm - 630pm (Weapons) 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido) with Shihan Araujo
Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido) with Shihan Araujo
(Morning Class By appointment only with Instructor Shihan M. Dufresne Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am Aikido)
Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Weapons) 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Aikido) with Shihan Araujo
Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido) with Shihan Araujo
(Morning Class Friday By appointment only with Instructor Shihan M. Dufresne 8:30am - 9:30am Aikido)
(Friday Tai-Chi & Qigong with Master C. Fink starting in September time TBA)
Saturday 9:00am (Aikido & Weapons)
(Sunday By appointment only with Instructor Shihan M. Dufresne 6:00pm - 7:00pm Aikido)
(Military, All Law Enforcement, Fire Depts, & College Student Discount)
WHY CHOOSE AIKIDO OF BRISTOL COUNTY?
~ Classes 7 days a week morning & evenings
train as often as you want
~ Instructors dedicated to your success
~ Largest Aikido School in Area
~ Student and family plans
~ Weapons training
Aikido Of Bristol County in a non profit 501(c)3 organization
It is the goal and purpose of Aikido Of Bristol County to pass down the true message of Aikido and to nurture a better society by creating individuals of responsibility, compassion, judgement, and character.
From the ByLaws…
To create an interest and motivation within the general public to practice the Japanese non-violent art of aikido;
To encourage individuals, or groups of individuals, to practice aikido;
To promote aikido as a positive and effective vehicle for self improvement and spiritual growth;
To promote educational programs that teach aikido techniques, models and processes as a harmonious way through conflict, both in practice and everyday live;
To advance aikido as a means of transforming the stresses of everyday life into opportunities for personal growth and development; Etc.
John Araujo Sensei is the founder of his own organization/federation Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation and Currently organized under an independent martial arts federation. This dojo maintains an open door policy and everyone is welcome to train with us. We are an independent dojo and we're not affiliated to any US based Aikido organizations. Aikido was created by Ueshiba Morihei. He is the father of Aikido. We all have different teachers but we all share the same father. As such we are all brother and sisters in aikido. By maintaining our independence, this gives us the ability to attend and seminar, workshop, or special camp of any aikido organization. Organizations tend to stifle it's members; Like if you're part of 123 Aikido Organization you cannot attend ABC Aikido Organization's. For more info on the Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation click on our Federation page
AIKIDO OF BRISTOL COUNTY
The Howland Place
304 Bolton St. 4th FL
Mailing Address: 651 Orchard St.
New Bedford, Ma 02744
Upcoming Schedule of Events/Seminars...
Women's self-awareness & self defense class!
When: Saturday September 26, 2015
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Where - Aikido of Bristol County
at the Howland Place 4th fl
New Bedford, Ma 02740
For more info please call
Instructor John Araujo at 508-542-9437
Cost: Donation $15
One in five women is likely to be assaulted in her lifetime
A rape happens once every 5 minutes in the U.S.
You will know the rapist 75% of the time All women live with a certain level of risk of violent crime. Statistics show that a woman now 21 years old has a 1 in 4 chance of experiencing a violent crime in her lifetime. For them, much information is already available about how to reduce their risk (stay alert) and how to respond if something bad happens (fight back).
The Bottom Line is YOU are Responsible for YOUR Own Well Being, Helping Yourself.
2015 Tenshin Seminar Schedule's Below!
September 25, 26, & 27, 2015 John Araujo Sensei will be conducting a Tenshin Aikido Seminar in Sao Paulo, Brazil !
Sept 25, 26, & 27, 2015 !
Our friends at Tanti Dojo of Sao Paulo, Brazil will be hosting John Araujo Sensei as their instructor. This is a big international event with instructors from all over the world including Japan and several hundred students. All are welcome to join us in Brazil for a fun filled time! Also please visit tentidojo.com.br for more info.
October 3, 2015 Manjiro Festival in Fairhaven, Ma
Aikido Of Bristol County & John Araujo Sensei has been ask again to demo at the Manjiro Festival held in Fairhaven, Ma.
More than 30 visitors from Japan will be there as it puts on the big party to celebrate a realationship between Fairhaven and Japan that started more than 170 years ago!
November 12-14 , 2015
Workshop & Black Belt testing
conducted by John Araujo Sensei
(Black Belt testing on Saturday Nov, 14 by invitations only)
Workshop all welcome!
Workshop will be held at the Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation Headquarters right here at Aikido Of Bristol County in New Bedford, Ma. for more info please call us!