Welcome to Garden State Aikido Kokikai. We are a dojo with roots in the traditional Japanese martial art of aikido. We practice Kokikai Aikido which is a modern, practical form of self defense that anyone can effectively use regardless of age, gender, or strength.

The practice of Kokikai Aikido not only helps us to develop ourselves, but the community around us. The old saying that “no man is an island” is a truth in the practice of Kokikai Aikido as much as it is in daily life. We founded Garden State Aikido Kokikai with this belief in mind.


Kokikai Aikido

Kokikai Aikido focuses on the idea of “minimum effort for maximum effect”. This is achieved through practice of our four principles:

  • Keep one point to develop calmness
  • Relax Progressively
  • Find Correct Posture in everything
  • Develop positive mind

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Garden State Aikido Kokikai
575 Rt. 73, Suite A2
West Berlin, NJ 08091

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