Aikido is a powerful method of self-defense that can be studied by people of all ages. It is a non-competitive martial art that teaches a student to understand, recognize and then act in the face of a violent or harmful situation. Aikido is ideal for women and children that would be physically less strong than an attacker due to the non-resistive techniques involved in dealing with this kind of situation. At Makoto Dojo there are classes for Adults, Teens (11-14 yrs), Children (7-10 yrs) and Toddlers (4-6 yrs). We also conduct periodic special “self-defense” workshops designed for the lay person that is not inclined to take up a life long study of Aikido. Makoto Dojo is a part of a network of dojos called the “Makoto Aikido Kyokai, Inc.™“. The dojo itself is directly under Larry Reynosa Shihan. We are affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan and receive all DAN (Black Beld) ranks directly from the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba. We welcome all students of the martial arts to train at Makoto Dojo regardless of style, rank or affiliation. Our purpose is to be cause in the matter of less suffering in the world by understanding violence and becoming part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Please come by and visit… you will always be welcome.