- Fred Anderson
Aikido Bismarck is a traditional Iwama-style Aikido dojo with a heavy emphasis on bukiwaza (bokken and jo aikido weapons training) and fundamental open-handed (tai-jutsu) aikido techniques.
The relationships between bukiwaza and tai-jutsu are emphasized throughout the adult classes, which provide for a greater overall understanding and expression of Aikido practice.
Participation in Aikido classes at Aikido Bismarck is an excellent way to develop and strengthen the connection between the mind and body for both younger and older practitioners alike.
Sensei Jason and Sempai Melonie provide an excellent instructional environment for both the beginner, who posseses a true desire to learn, as well as the seasoned martial artist. They have created and continue to develop a traditional dojo environment where rigorous attention to detail is observed in the consistent practice of fundamental Iwama-style Aikido techniques. Aikido Bismarck is a dojo where both children and adults can find a real opportunity to learn and grow through the practice of Aikido.
- Fred Anderson, Aikido Bismarck Aikidoka
- Roger Preszler
I have been involved with Aikido Bismarck for 5-6 years. I joined for many reasons, but mostly to help me keep in shape. But, I have found that it has truly become a life-style for me. At times my job takes me away from the training and I find that I miss it even if I miss one or two training sessions.
Sensei Jason, is a bright and intelligent instructor. Truly a "Teacher" at heart. He wants his students to learn Iwama style aikido. He is a very patient instructor, works well with all students. I needed someone like that to train me!
I have a military background and have found the comaraderie and discipline that the martial arts provides, rewarding for me. The other aikido students are very friendly and willing to work with other students.
Aikido Bismarck is a excellent place to learn and grow in a martial art. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in Aikido.
- LT COL Roger Preszler, Physician Assistant