Shindai is a member dojo of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba

Shindai has offered exceptional training in Aikido and the philosophies of Japanese Budo since 1986, . In our current location since 1996, we are conveniently located minutes from downtown Orlando.  Founded by the late Dennis Hooker Sensei (ASU 7th dan), Shindai Dojo is the largest and longest standing Aikido school in Central Florida. All dojo instructors are active internationally certified students of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, world-renowned head of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.  

The dojo maintains an unrivaled reputation in the greater Aikido community, both nationally and internationally.

Shindai is directed by the legacy of its late founder and the ongoing unparalleled teaching of M. Saotome Shihan. The school offers a broad spectrum of Aikido instruction under the direction and oversight of Chief Instructor Steve Fasen Sensei (ASU 6th Dan).

Shindai dojo is a global community

In addition to a daily training schedule, Shindai hosts regular seminars instructed by senior instructors within the ASU,  guest Aikido instructors, and Saotome Sensei himdelf.  Shindai works diligently to maintain an unparalleled level of instruction in the principles of Aikido … leveraging a significant and diverse history to build the foundation for a stronger future in Aiki.

Shindai has a storied past in hosting ground breaking seminar venues. The infamous Aikido Cruises through the Caribbean took place in 2005 & 2006 . We developed and the hosted the groundbreaking East Coast Aikido Bridge Seminars from 2010-2018. This brought together top Aikido instructors of all ranks, organizations, and styles in a communal investigation of Aiki principles. From these events significant relationships have grown and the format continues.

Shindai Dojo is a also a Japanese Martial Arts Budokan, supporting traditional Japanese disciplines by sharing its facilities with a select group that have a common Japanese origin. The arts of Karate, Judo, Iai Jutsu, Jiu Jutsu, Ken, Kendo, as well as Aikido, use our floor to provide outstanding martial arts training.  Our Dojo reverberates Budo in the company of our outstanding partners, all worthy Japanese martial disciplines.

The depth and breadth of our Shindai Dojo offerings makes association with our dojo a significant step upon the martial journey.

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