“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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Wednesdays     6 — 7 pm

Saturdays     10 — 11:30 am

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Ed Henandez Sensei


Hernandez Sensei is currently ranked 4th 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, 5th 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 has recently moved to our new location where we are in the process of building a stand-alone dojo. As the new property is still being developed and in observance of safety precautions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently training in our weapons curriculum only, outdoors, while observing safe distancing and mask wearing.

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