Aikido Kokikai Of Queens

Aikido Kokikai Of Queens

5.0 (4)
2 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Aikido is a non-aggressive Japanese martial art. Its four principles are simple:

1. Keep One Point to develop calmness

2. Relax progressively

3. Find Correct Posture in everything

4. Develop your Positive Mind

Aikido training offers the opportunity to learn how to control ourselves, so that we are able to respond to any situation gently and with confidence both on and off the mat. 

It is not a striking or kicking art. Aikido teaches how to get out of the way of an attack and keep yourself safe. Learn techniques that take your attacker's balance, use their negative energy to your positive advantage and disarm them without harming them. 

Training includes stretching, breathing and centering practice, mind-body coordination exercises and martial arts tumbling and roll practice.

I am a certified black belt instructor practicing aikido for over 13 years. Previously, I was an instructor at Aikido Kokikai of Rochester dojo in Rochester, New York. 

I enjoy the immediate impact of lessons learned from Aikido on students and the benefits they gain as a result of this defensive martial art that has principles that can be used in one's daily life.

Read more about this pro


Woodhaven, NY 11421
Email verified
Phone verified

4 Reviews


  • Harold Leve

    Alan, of Aikido Kokikai of Queens, is an excellent instructor. He tailors his teaching to meet the levels and needs of his students. He is sincere in his desire to help his students progress and discover the essence of aikido. He is constantly exploring new ways to attract and retain students.

  • Rick Berry

    He is easy to work with and is very skilled in the practice of Aikido.

  • Mark

    Alan and Steve are great instructors who cater to individuals progress and abilities, highly recommended school for people of all ages.

  • Marc Pugliese



What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Aikido can feel a little overwhelming when first starting out.  We want to help you get comfortable with concepts and techniques and familiarize you with the Basic Principles.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Aikido is a highly-efficient form of self-defense that focuses on each individual becoming centered, relaxed, and confident with both the mind and body working together simultaneously.  By becoming proficient at self-defense, the individual becomes better equipped to enjoy their life and enrich the lives of others.  Aikido gives one the opportunity to learn how to control one's self and in turn deal with any situation gently, efficiently, and calmly. Aikido principles are transferrable to one's daily life.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We currently have an introductory package of three classes for only $20. No long term commitment and an opportunity to see if Aikido is a martial art for you.

If you enjoy Aikido and would like to continue learning we have periodic discounted promotions for regular practice.

How did you get started teaching?

Shortly after my promotion to black belt I started to teach some classes at the dojo where I practiced. I enjoyed it and when I relocated I started my own program.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students I have taught and trained with come from many different backgrounds from auto mechanics to ER physicians.  Retirees, college students, grad students, acupuncturists, nurses, musicians, artists and more. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Certified Black Belt instruction is a plus but not an absolute.  Certification indicates there is promotional process involved that is recognized and respected by other certified instructors of Aikido. It can serve as assurance for the student that they are receiving familiar and recognized instruction.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Don't hesitate to ask any questions.  However, address your needs prior to the start of class or after class.

Lessons offered