An Official Tenshin Dojo
 Please come visit us at our Location! at the,
 HOWLAND PLACE at 304 Bolton St. 4th floor in New Bedford!) Largest Aikido Dojo Space in the area and Plenty of parking space!


                      (NEW ADDED HOURS SEE BELOW!)

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 Mark Dufresne
       Aikido Of Bristol County runs a 7 day a week schedule!
Classes & Schedule;

(Morning Class) Monday 8:30am - 9:30am  (Aikido)
Monday 5:30pm - 630pm (Weapons)  6:30pm - 7:30pm   (Aikido)
Tuesday 6:00 - 6:30 (Misogi - meditation) 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido)
(Morning Class) Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am (Aikido)

Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Weapons)  6:30pm - 8:00pm  (Aikido)
Thursday 6:00 - 6:30 (Misogi - meditation) 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido)

(Morning Class) Friday 8:30am - 9:30am (Aikido)

Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Aikido)

Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am (Aikido)  11:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday 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
                                            EIN: 32-0453357

Mission Statement

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…

Specific Purposes

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


The Howland Place
304 Bolton St. 4th FL
Suite 401
Mailing Address: 651 Orchard St.
Suite 401
New Bedford, Ma 02744

(508) 542-9437

Upcoming Schedule of Events/Seminars...

                                    (Tenshin Seminar's)


By popular demand Live Blade Cuttting Seminar coming soon! Keep looking for updates..  



Women's self-awareness & self defense class!    
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!

March 30 through April 3, 2015
Workshop & Annual Instructors Recertifications
given by John Araujo Sensei
(Instructors Recertification to BTF MEMBERS ONLY)
(or by invitation)
Workshop all welcome!

Brandon Needham Sensei 
 Tri-City Aikido Tenshin Dojo, Wa
   will be here training with us
   on March 30 through April 3, 2015

At Aikido Of Bristol County
Needham Sensei 4th Dan Shidoin is a direct student of John Araujo Sensei and an affiliated dojo. Needham Sensei & his son Andrew will be training with us here for the first time at Headquaters Aikido Of Bristol County.

  March 30 through April 3, 2015 

Let's all welcome Needham Sensei and his son Andrew for this special week training with us.


 John Araujo Sensei back to WA by popular demand!

  Tenshin Aikido Seminar August 15, 2015 in Richland, WA
Hosted by Brandon Needham Dojo-Cho of Tri-City Aikido Tenshin Dojo, 1930 Saint Street. Richland, WA. Tenshin Aikido Seminar and Weapons EVERYONE WELCOME.. Friday the 14th will be private to Tri-City Tenshin Aikido members only or by invitation and Saturday the 15th Seminar will be from 10a-12p & 2p-4p Fee $65

Email or call for more info!


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 for more info.


Please don't hesitate to call or email for more info!

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