Team Builders and Seminars

Team Builders

Business has long benefited from the select application of martial principles.  Popular are business strategy adaptations of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and Miyamoto Musashi's "Book of Five Rings" which have long been staples of executives.  Those unfamiliar with the works might assume this leads to ruthless practices in the workplace.  The reality is the exact opposite.  Correct adaptation of the wisdom of such works leads better communication, collaboration, reduced stress, and increased productivity.

The art of Aikido Kokikai® is particularly applicable to the business world.  Our focus is on resolution of conflict rather than defeating a foe.  Our practices strives to remain calm and emotionally uninvolved with an attacker.  Our throwing techniques are best described as the art of persuasion made physical.  We strive for a reflexively quieted inner-self.

If you want your team to focus on problems rather than blame, to be happier, healthier, and more creative because they handle the pressures of daily work with a reflexive calm, then perhaps a trip to our dojo will help.  We can introduce your team to new, simple concepts which can re-forge patterns of thought to be more constructive.


Aikido Kokikai® has a great deal to off the mat.  It is a fun and engaging way for your family, team or group to learn more about:

  • Introduction to Self Defense
  • Situational Awareness
  • How to Fall Safely
  • Better Hammering Ergonomics (Carpenters, Metal Workers, Artists)
  • Posture in Movement 

Will a martial arts instructor understand our needs?

Programs are led by 3rd, 4th, and 5th degree black belts each with decades of experience in Aikido Kokikai® as well as both business and academia.  Our instructors have alter egos in project management, statistics, engineering, metal work and more.  Each has personal experience in applying Aikido Kokikai® principles in their daily lives.  For example, a local major company ships products every day to first responders where the ergonomic design is based on applying the body mechanics for a wrist lock to make an intuitive, comfortable, and secure user experience for extreme situations.  Another example is applying sword technique improves ergonomics for hammering techniques in blacksmithing.  Our instructors have lived in academic, small business, and Fortune 500 settings. 

Where do we start?

Contact us at or by phone at 585-325-9160 to discuss your groups goals and needs.  We can handle groups of up to 20 people in our spacious dojo for evening and weekend sessions.  Typically, sessions are 60 to 90 minutes. 


Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Sessions are done barefoot or in socks - we can't allow shoes on the mat.  Changing rooms are available.


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