Brooklyn Aikido Center: Honshinkan Dojo provides training of both body and mind through the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido.
Aikido inspires personal development to increase confidence, calmness, and focus. Students develop self-protection skills that are effective and dynamic. Ultimately we aim to help students evolve their ability to assess their interactions with others in real time — to use this ability to make the bad better and the better remarkable.
I have applied Aikido in my daily life in so many ways — from work, to family, to self. One of the more impactful takeaways I’ve experienced is how it has enhanced my awareness. In particular as it relates to assessing interpersonal interactions as they happen. This awareness in daily life relates to my decision to start a dojo. It is also a key part of my thinking as a dojo cho about the philosophy behind my school.
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Beginners are always welcome!
Attending our regularly scheduled classes, beginner students are safely guided and supported as they are immersed in Aikido training. For beginners, early emphasis is placed on learning to roll and fall, on basic body movement, and on relaxation.
Seth Giammanco Sensei is the chief instructor at Brooklyn Aikido Center: Honshinkan Dojo. He began his training in 2002 as a student of Jikishinkan Aikido Dojo under Stewart Johnson Sensei. Today, Giammanco Sensei is a student of Greg Noble Sensei, Chief Instructor and Founder of Zenshinkai Aikido Association. He also serves as a member of the ZAA’s national Teaching Committee. Currently, he is ranked as Yondan (4th degree black belt).
Giammanco Sensei has a background in elementary education. He finds the continuous improvement that training in the the Art of Aikido offers a life-altering challenge and source of enjoyment. Off the mat, he works with a design and digital team that works with nonprofit organizations.
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