Welcome Martial Artists!
...and everyone interested in Nihon Goshin Aikido and the martial arts
The Martial Way is a budo based aikido school in Orange County, NY. We teach aikido according to its martial arts roots in budo. Our aikido classes [AIKIDO CLASSES & FEES] are held in our Pine Bush dojo located at 90 Main Street, Pine Bush, NY.
What is Nihon Goshin Aikido (NGA)? It is a martial art developed in Japan. Nihon Goshin Aikido shares many attributes of other martial arts. It combines the balance breaking principles of Aikido (centered circular motion) with jujitsu (joint locks and manipulation) and karate (striking) techniques. Most closely related to Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu, Nihon Goshin Aikido was developed in Japan by Shodo Morita who we believe was a student of Yoshiro Kitaro an instructor of Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu.
Nihon Goshin Aikido is a practical form of self defense brought to the United States by Shihan Richard Bowe, now head of the Nihon Goshin Aikido Association based in North Bergen New Jersey.
Nihon Goshin Aikido practitioners consider the artistic aspects of self defense but make the practical turn of martial art into martial science.
-- Sensei Licata --
Serving the Hudson Valley NY, easily accessible from Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County NY.