“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”

— Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, Founder of Aikido

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Tuesdays   6:30 – 7:30 pm   Body Arts (Basic)

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm Body Arts/Weapons (Advanced)

Wednesdays   6:30 – 7:30pm   Aikido Weapons (All Levels)

Wednesdays   7:30 – 8:30 pm   Body Arts (All Levels)

Saturdays 9-10 am Body Arts (All Levels)

Saturdays   10 – 11 am   Aikido Weapons (All Levels)

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Ed Hernandez Sensei


Hernandez Sensei is currently ranked 5th Dan, Shidoin (certified instructor). He started training in Misawa, Japan in 1989. Shortly afterwards he moved to Rota, Spain where he met Gus Rodriguez Sensei, 6th Dan. He trained under the guidance of Rodriguez Sensei until 1994. He was awarded his 1st Dan by Yasunari Kitaura Shihan of the Asociacion Cultural Aikikai de Espana in 1994. From 1995 thru 2003 he trained in several dojos due to his military service in the Marine Corps. In 2004, He became the founding member of New River Aikikai, with Alex Peterson Sensei, 6th Dan, Shidoin in Jacksonville, North Carolina.   During the summer of 2009, Hernandez Sensei moved to Tampa, Florida with his family and started New Tampa Aikido in May 2010. He continues to train under Birankai, North America by attending seminars and summer camps.

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Get Started

New Tampa Aikido is now conducting both body arts and weapons classes without restrictions.

Please contact us at ntaikido@gmail.com or 813-435-0538 for more information concerning membership dues.

If you have any questions please call 813-435-0538 or email ntaikido@gmail.com

New Tampa Aikido is located at 5615 Gray Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543