Welcome to the Heiseikan Dojo!
Aikido Yoshinkan Phoenix
is located in Peoria, AZ, approximately 45-60 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport. We train to develop our minds and control
our emotions during great times of stress. We endeavor to perfect and preserve the essence of Aikido.
This school and it's chief instructor are registered internationally with the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation. This school is also a member of the Aikido Yoshinkan Yoseikai family of schools headed by Amos L. Parker Sensei (9th Dan).
Yoshinkan 'House for
Cultivating the Spirit' was founded in 1955 by Shioda Gozo Kancho, a top student of Aikido founder Ueshiba Morehei O'Sensei
(great teacher) before and after World War II. With full support of his teacher the Yoshinkan was responsible for the early
spread of Aikido after World War II and has some 150 basic techniques, which are practiced repeatedly. These enable the student to master the remaining ones, which
total some 3000 overall.
Yoshinkan Aikido is not a sport or religion. Rather, it is the development and strengthening
of the body and mind; and the practical side of Aikido must never be forgotten. However, Aikido is for all, irrespective of
age, gender, race, religion or culture.