An Official Tenshin Dojo

We are located at the Crossroads Common Plaza on 1 Chace Rd. unit#9 in East Freetown, Ma! Off 140 exit 8. Please come visit and train with us. Plenty of parking space! For more info call 508-542-9437

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Bushido Federation


Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation

Sinclair Sensei leading a seminar in Philly

The Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation (BTF) is the membership organization that affiliates dojo's throughout the country and international under the instruction Of John Araujo Shihan. The BTF is a not-for-profit organization (501-C3), providing both technical and administrative guidance and support to its members. The BTF not only oversees the practice of Aikido and its instruction but also develops and maintains rigorous technical standards, while advancing and promoting the practice of Aikido through various activities. The BTF registers Dan grades directly, while standardizing all ranking requirements consistent with it's regulations. The BTF also organizes, promotes and conducts Aikido demonstrations and international seminars, encourages activities of member dojos.

The direction and management of the BTF is under the governance of a Board of Directors, a Technical Committee, and a Director of Operations. The Chairman of the Technical Committee and President of the Board of Directors is John Araujo Shihan, Chief Instructor of Aikido Of Bristol County. Araujo Sensei leads the BTF with a profound understanding of Aikido and its history. Under Araujo Sensei’s leadership, the primary focus and priority of the BTF Board and Committees is to maintain a unity through technical standards for all members, to create a strong cohesion between and accessibility to senior instructors of Aikido world-wide, and to implement a clear pathway for the continuity of our high standards of practice.

The Bushido Tenshin Aikido Federation is dedicated to practicing and sharing our Aikido. We are free from politics, egos and distractions. We provide positive, supportive guidance on and off the mat to help everyone succeed and achieve their Aikido goals

Those seeking to convert from other forms will find we honor all ranks and certifications. We seek to provide more skills, not replace the ones you have earned already.

The BTF does not advocate, support, or practice unlawful discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background

                      Whether looking to start a club, or have an existing school, we welcome you in and will help you grow.

Several strategies are available for beginners and those accomplished Aikidoka looking to study the Tenshin ways. Seminars, private sessions and DVD learning systems are all available to help in your transition to this powerful martial art.

Aikido Redefined

Araujo Sensei

Aikido can be effective without having to invest years in practice.

Starting at day one, students are trained in foot work and how to manage a fall or takedown without injury. This is immediately followed by in-depth striking and deflection training. This system allows students with only a short period of training to be able to deflect an attack while taking an advantageous position and execute counter strikes. As understanding in techniques increase, so does the student's available martial tools. Before long, students can not only defend themselves through striking, but are capable of complete control over an attacker.

Sinclair Sensei


Bushido Tenshin Aikido provides a martial approach to the art of Aikido.

While honoring traditional Aikido, Bushido Tenshin Aikido takes a different approach by using both traditional and non-traditional attacks and techniques. Built on the foundation of Tenshin deflections, footwork and ukemi, Bushido Tenshin Aikido forges a different path from the standard traditional Aikido.

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