Aikido Kokikai of Rochester


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250 Cumberland Street, Suite 216, Rochester NY, 14605
Hours (as of June 2018)
Monday - Thursday: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Monday: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Saturday: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Children's Class Every Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Sunday: Open Mat at 10:00AM
585 325 9160
<aikidokokikairochester AT gmail DOT com>

Aikido Kokikai of Rochester is a Martial Arts studio in Rochester


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2008-06-18 11:35:10   Aikido Kokikai of Rochester is one of the many dojos (schools) devoted to teaching Shuji Maruyama's evolution of Aikido. We teach in a 3,000 square foot facility, with wonderful mats and friendly people.

If you live in the Rochester area, we invite you to come to one of our classes. We've got chairs if you'd just like to watch. Somebody will be glad to come over and answer your questions. You are more than welcome to practice with us. We take great care of our beginners. We'll help you to feel very safe and comfortable.

If you decide you'd like to train with us, we won't ask you to sign a long-term contract. We charge by the month, and hope that you learn so many good things you can't help but keep coming back. Our prices are reasonable because we are an all-volunteer run organization.

We offer both evening and Saturday morning classes, to try to accommodate as many people as possible.

Our History:
Aikido Kokikai of Rochester was established in 1984. The dojo was originally founded as a club at Rochester Institute of Technology. As people graduated from RIT, a small dojo was formed in the community, moving a few times from rooms at RIT, to MCC, to a place on University Avenue, and then finally to the beautiful space we currently occupy in the historic Post Office building on Cumberland Street. Unlike many schools, we have found strength in diversity of leadership in that it produces better, more thoughtful and prepared students. For the majority of our existence, we have had two co-chief instructors which fosters a collaborative and open learning environment. Currently, those roles are filled by Brian Martens and Marcella Sarkozy. They both hold the rank of Yon Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) and lead a team of dedicated instructors that teach 9 regularly scheduled classes each week. We have been serving the Greater Rochester community for over three decades and we hope to continue sharing the joy of Aikido with as many people as we can.
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