Aikido of South Florida

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  • 2028 Hollywood Blvd # A

    Hollywood, FL 33020

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  • 954-929-2656

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Joining Aikido South Florida has been a very unique and fulfilling experience.\r
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Being instructed by Sensei Yap has been a privilege. It has been a challenging both mentally as well as physically. \r
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I have participated in many

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Joining Aikido South Florida has been a very unique and fulfilling experience.\r
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Being instructed by Sensei Yap has been a privilege. It has been a challenging both mentally as well as physically. \r
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I have participated in many

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Aikido of South Florida may be considered unique for many reasons. Their training not only focuses on strength, flexibility, and agility; but also on the way the brain processes the techniques and movements themselves. Their style of

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Aikido of South Florida may be considered unique for many reasons. Their training not only focuses on strength, flexibility, and agility; but also on the way the brain processes the techniques and movements themselves. Their style of

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I have always been attracted by the beauty of Aikido and I consider myself fortunate to learn this impressive art from Stephanie Yap Sensei at Aikido of South Florida. I believe it is extremely important to practice the founding techniques

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I have always been attracted by the beauty of Aikido and I consider myself fortunate to learn this impressive art from Stephanie Yap Sensei at Aikido of South Florida. I believe it is extremely important to practice the founding techniques

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Sensei Stephanie Yap constantly exceeds my very high-demanding expectations. She is not only an outstanding instructor in Aikido, but teaches my children extremely important traditional values. Honor, respect, work ethics, among many

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Sensei Stephanie Yap constantly exceeds my very high-demanding expectations. She is not only an outstanding instructor in Aikido, but teaches my children extremely important traditional values. Honor, respect, work ethics, among many

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I'm currently a student at Aikido of South Florida. I have attended a few martial arts schools including aikido and I would definitely say it's the best martial arts school in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. It is also the most traditional

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I'm currently a student at Aikido of South Florida. I have attended a few martial arts schools including aikido and I would definitely say it's the best martial arts school in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. It is also the most traditional

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I have two sons and both have attended Aikido of South Florida for almost 4 years. They have participated in Summer & Winter camps and they also train during the year. The dojo environment has been amazing for building their character,

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I have two sons and both have attended Aikido of South Florida for almost 4 years. They have participated in Summer & Winter camps and they also train during the year. The dojo environment has been amazing for building their character,

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Walking into Aikido South Florida for the first time was quite an experience. The dojo has an expansive, spacious feeling with a distinct Japanese d

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Walking into Aikido South Florida for the first time was quite an experience. The dojo has an expansive, spacious feeling with a distinct Japanese d

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I am a member of Aikido of South Florida and can sincerely state that it has been the best learning experience and decision I have ever made for myself. It has proven to be the most valuable tool in my lifes progression thus far as I have

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I am a member of Aikido of South Florida and can sincerely state that it has been the best learning experience and decision I have ever made for myself. It has proven to be the most valuable tool in my lifes progression thus far as I have

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I had always wanted to pratice AIKIDO, ever since I saw a demonstration in California, but I never had the chance to do so, I have practiced Kung fu, Tae Kwon do
in the past but I have never experienced anything like AIKIDO, specially when is being taugh in a traditional style, by a very conscious, dedicated and uncompromising instructor, like Sensei Yap, she takes the time to impart her AIKIDO wisdom to every student, at The AIKIDO of South Florida dojo, you not only learn about AIKIDO but also about self discipline, commitment, humbleness and above all patience...I have been in the Private Investigations business since 1988, and in the Loss Prevention industry since 1989, I'm also an expert in interrogation/interviewing techiques, currently I'm the SRALPM for a major retail company, both the mental and physical training aspect of this discipline have allowed me to develop a higher level of energy, mental agility and awareness that I utilized daily as I execute my professional responsibilities...I highly recommend this dojo to everybody that wants to learn AIKIDO and more...

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I had always wanted to pratice AIKIDO, ever since I saw a demonstration in California, but I never had the chance to do so, I have practiced Kung fu, Tae Kwon do
in the past but I have never experienced anything like AIKIDO, specially when is being taugh in a traditional style, by a very conscious, dedicated and uncompromising instructor, like Sensei Yap, she takes the time to impart her AIKIDO wisdom to every student, at The AIKIDO of South Florida dojo, you not only learn about AIKIDO but also about self discipline, commitment, humbleness and above all patience...I have been in the Private Investigations business since 1988, and in the Loss Prevention industry since 1989, I'm also an expert in interrogation/interviewing techiques, currently I'm the SRALPM for a major retail company, both the mental and physical training aspect of this discipline have allowed me to develop a higher level of energy, mental agility and awareness that I utilized daily as I execute my professional responsibilities...I highly recommend this dojo to everybody that wants to learn AIKIDO and more...

Pros: Dedicated Instructor, a disciplined dojo, great atmosphere

Cons: None

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Joining Aikido of South Florida three years ago has been the best physical activity experience in my life. When I started, I had never done any martial arts and really did not know what to expect. I was not very coordinated, so learning at the beginning was very tough. But lucky for me, I found a place with a Sensei (Stephanie Yap) that just never has given up on me and would not take an ??I am not coordinated? or ??my body cannot do that? excuses. By training regularly, I have much improved my flexibility, focus, strength, patience and learning skills. I use what I have learned not only on the mat, but in my everyday life. On top of it all, I have gained a wonderful group of friends with a one of a kind martial artist mentality.

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Joining Aikido of South Florida three years ago has been the best physical activity experience in my life. When I started, I had never done any martial arts and really did not know what to expect. I was not very coordinated, so learning at the beginning was very tough. But lucky for me, I found a place with a Sensei (Stephanie Yap) that just never has given up on me and would not take an ??I am not coordinated? or ??my body cannot do that? excuses. By training regularly, I have much improved my flexibility, focus, strength, patience and learning skills. I use what I have learned not only on the mat, but in my everyday life. On top of it all, I have gained a wonderful group of friends with a one of a kind martial artist mentality.

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I have been a practitioner of Aikido for about 6 years, on and off. I have also trained in Krav-maga and I was a wrestler during my junior high and high school years.

I am currently working as a House Arrest officer for Miami Dade County. I do this job 4 days a week, 10 hours a day. This job requires me to keep tabs on offenders ordered to house arrest, by judges in Dade County (their charges can range from 1st degree murder to driving while license suspended). When an offender cuts their monitoring bracelet or leaves their home, I also go looking for them?..In my off time, I am a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Miami Dade College School of Justice (law enforcement academy). I have trained hundreds of police and correctional officers in self defense. Additionally, one weekend a month and two weeks a year(normally), I serve the United States Air Force Reserve as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician(If you have seen the movie Hurt Locker, you know what I??m talking about). I have deployed twice to Iraq, as a team leader and I would go back as many times as I have to. I say all this so you will understand what type of environment I operate in and what dangers I am exposed to.

From November of 2008 to present I have trained at Aikido of South Florida, under the guidance of Stephanie Yap sensei. I have found Yap sensei to be a competent and thoughtful teacher. She is consistently detail oriented and instills this behavior in all of her students. Her methodology is contemporary, yet she maintains all the traditional aspects of Aikido teachings. She not only makes our classes physically and mentally challenging, but she makes them relevant and enjoyable. Her dedication to her student??s growth is beyond reproach.

My work environment can be very chaotic; I find relief in Aikido. Stress is the cause of many health and personal problems for people in my line of work. Aikido is a great tool to manage and relieve tension. Whether it??s the yoga we do for warm up, the weapons or empty hand training, you have to recruit a great majority of the muscles in your body. At the end of class, you would be hard pressed to find a group of muscles that haven??t been loosened up?During class you have to maintain focus; and discipline is a must. I operate in an environment, where lack of focus and discipline can be life threatening. Aikido has helped me to maintain my composure in tense and unpredictable situations.

Being someone who has a hand in training new law enforcement officers, I find Aikido to be a perfect fit. I would recommend it to anyone of my colleagues. The focus on body movement, balance displacement and joint manipulation are all aspects of defensive tactics for law enforcement officers. Aikido would be a compliment to any style of martial arts practiced and it would greatly enhance your vision and responsiveness.

Lastly, Aikido of South Florida is not just a place to learn, it??s a place to grow. When you join this dojo, you become part of a family; you are not just another face in the crowd.

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I have been a practitioner of Aikido for about 6 years, on and off. I have also trained in Krav-maga and I was a wrestler during my junior high and high school years.

I am currently working as a House Arrest officer for Miami Dade County. I do this job 4 days a week, 10 hours a day. This job requires me to keep tabs on offenders ordered to house arrest, by judges in Dade County (their charges can range from 1st degree murder to driving while license suspended). When an offender cuts their monitoring bracelet or leaves their home, I also go looking for them?..In my off time, I am a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Miami Dade College School of Justice (law enforcement academy). I have trained hundreds of police and correctional officers in self defense. Additionally, one weekend a month and two weeks a year(normally), I serve the United States Air Force Reserve as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician(If you have seen the movie Hurt Locker, you know what I??m talking about). I have deployed twice to Iraq, as a team leader and I would go back as many times as I have to. I say all this so you will understand what type of environment I operate in and what dangers I am exposed to.

From November of 2008 to present I have trained at Aikido of South Florida, under the guidance of Stephanie Yap sensei. I have found Yap sensei to be a competent and thoughtful teacher. She is consistently detail oriented and instills this behavior in all of her students. Her methodology is contemporary, yet she maintains all the traditional aspects of Aikido teachings. She not only makes our classes physically and mentally challenging, but she makes them relevant and enjoyable. Her dedication to her student??s growth is beyond reproach.

My work environment can be very chaotic; I find relief in Aikido. Stress is the cause of many health and personal problems for people in my line of work. Aikido is a great tool to manage and relieve tension. Whether it??s the yoga we do for warm up, the weapons or empty hand training, you have to recruit a great majority of the muscles in your body. At the end of class, you would be hard pressed to find a group of muscles that haven??t been loosened up?During class you have to maintain focus; and discipline is a must. I operate in an environment, where lack of focus and discipline can be life threatening. Aikido has helped me to maintain my composure in tense and unpredictable situations.

Being someone who has a hand in training new law enforcement officers, I find Aikido to be a perfect fit. I would recommend it to anyone of my colleagues. The focus on body movement, balance displacement and joint manipulation are all aspects of defensive tactics for law enforcement officers. Aikido would be a compliment to any style of martial arts practiced and it would greatly enhance your vision and responsiveness.

Lastly, Aikido of South Florida is not just a place to learn, it??s a place to grow. When you join this dojo, you become part of a family; you are not just another face in the crowd.

Pros: large training space, great location, 6 classes per week!

Cons: none

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The Aikido of South Florida dojo is an excellent school to learn the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido. The dojo environment is disciplined yet very friendly and outgoing. They are always open to newcomers regardless of skill level, size, or strength. It is like a second home where the instructor and students are always willing to stay after class and assist you with your techniques. Sensei Stephanie Yap is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. It is amazing to watch and learn from such a skilled aikidoist. Aikido is not only a great martial art for self defense, it is also a good way to get exercise, lose weight, reduce stress, and improve your mental focus and clarity. If you are looking for a traditional martial art that instills discipline, camaraderie, excellent hand to hand and weapons training, then the Aikido of South Florida dojo is for you. I would highly recommend this school.

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The Aikido of South Florida dojo is an excellent school to learn the traditional Japanese martial art of Aikido. The dojo environment is disciplined yet very friendly and outgoing. They are always open to newcomers regardless of skill level, size, or strength. It is like a second home where the instructor and students are always willing to stay after class and assist you with your techniques. Sensei Stephanie Yap is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. It is amazing to watch and learn from such a skilled aikidoist. Aikido is not only a great martial art for self defense, it is also a good way to get exercise, lose weight, reduce stress, and improve your mental focus and clarity. If you are looking for a traditional martial art that instills discipline, camaraderie, excellent hand to hand and weapons training, then the Aikido of South Florida dojo is for you. I would highly recommend this school.

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It??s not enough to know the type of martial arts and to have the guts to actually learn it. You have to do your research ??coz enrolling in a school can either make or break you. I believe I chose the right Aikido school. Based from my inquiry and observation of the classes before joining, as well as my first-hand experience with Sensei Stephanie and the sempai (higher belters), I can attest that they really know their craft. What??s unique about the school is that I not only learn the open hand techniques (what Aikido is known for) but also the weapon techniques. I didn??t even know that Aikido uses weapons before this. Thus, I got more than I bargained for! What??s more, the atmosphere in the dojo is very welcoming. It??s a fusion of different cultures with people from different walks of life yet sharing that bond known as Aikido. We also get to hang-out after classes. Sometimes have parties at the dojo, so it??s like having an extended family. Which I think is so cool!!

Being in aikido class for me is a therapy. It de-stresses and helps me cope with depression caused by the struggles of my personal life and my stressful work. It makes me zone out everything for at least 2 hours while on the mat and just focus on the class. Aikido is self-defense and my form of exercise. Looking at my friends who are depressed and so stressed out with work, I??d say in my mind?that used to be me. But, I??m feeling better now, and I ain??t going back to that!

Would I recommend Aikido of South Florida to friends? Most definitely?not only to friends but to all the readers of this article! I stand 5??, but I can work with anybody in class (be it a 6?? guy), it doesn??t matter ??coz it works. If I can do it, so can everyone else!
-Van, auditor

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It??s not enough to know the type of martial arts and to have the guts to actually learn it. You have to do your research ??coz enrolling in a school can either make or break you. I believe I chose the right Aikido school. Based from my inquiry and observation of the classes before joining, as well as my first-hand experience with Sensei Stephanie and the sempai (higher belters), I can attest that they really know their craft. What??s unique about the school is that I not only learn the open hand techniques (what Aikido is known for) but also the weapon techniques. I didn??t even know that Aikido uses weapons before this. Thus, I got more than I bargained for! What??s more, the atmosphere in the dojo is very welcoming. It??s a fusion of different cultures with people from different walks of life yet sharing that bond known as Aikido. We also get to hang-out after classes. Sometimes have parties at the dojo, so it??s like having an extended family. Which I think is so cool!!

Being in aikido class for me is a therapy. It de-stresses and helps me cope with depression caused by the struggles of my personal life and my stressful work. It makes me zone out everything for at least 2 hours while on the mat and just focus on the class. Aikido is self-defense and my form of exercise. Looking at my friends who are depressed and so stressed out with work, I??d say in my mind?that used to be me. But, I??m feeling better now, and I ain??t going back to that!

Would I recommend Aikido of South Florida to friends? Most definitely?not only to friends but to all the readers of this article! I stand 5??, but I can work with anybody in class (be it a 6?? guy), it doesn??t matter ??coz it works. If I can do it, so can everyone else!
-Van, auditor

Pros: traditional, good camaraderie

Cons: if you don't want to learn and have self-discipline

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Aikido of South Florida is the most inherently traditional school of the art in Florida. It's comforting to know that proponents of other schools who will denigrate other establishments in order to promote themselves can hardly spell or properly structure a sentence.

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Aikido of South Florida is the most inherently traditional school of the art in Florida. It's comforting to know that proponents of other schools who will denigrate other establishments in order to promote themselves can hardly spell or properly structure a sentence.

Pros: Traditional

Cons: None

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I am sorry for students.But This is not good at all.
I think Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the best. If you like serch Gracie Miami!

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I am sorry for students.But This is not good at all.
I think Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the best. If you like serch Gracie Miami!

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I went to this school but very bad place.
Not good for anybody.
I don`t know why they can open business like this.
I went to another school It was nice.

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I went to this school but very bad place.
Not good for anybody.
I don`t know why they can open business like this.
I went to another school It was nice.

 

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