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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 for over 25 years, 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 unparalleled teaching legacy of its late founder. The school offers a broad spectrum of Aikido instruction under the direction of Chief Instructor Steve Fasen Sensei (ASU 6th Dan).

Shindai dojo is a global community

In addition to a daily training schedule, Shindai hosts seminars instructed by Saotome Shihan, senior instructors within the ASU, other significant guest instructors from throughout the U.S. , and from around the globe. Shindai works diligently to maintain an unparalleled level of instruction in the principles of Aikido leveraging a significant history as the foundation for a stronger future in Aiki.

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

Shindai Dojo is a also a Japanese Martial Arts Budokan, supporting by sharing its facilities with a select group of disciplines 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 diverse Japanese martial arts training.  Our Dojo reverberates with the company our outstanding partners, all worthy martial disciplines.

The depth and breadth of our Shindai Dojo Aikido teaching staff has few peers.

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