About the Dojo  

SHISHINKAN is "Ultimate Mind School"

Shishinkan Dojo is dedicated to teaching traditional Aikido. It is a member of the Aikido Association of America (AAA) , which was founded by Toyoda Shihan. The aim of AAA is to provide American Aikido instruction of the highest quality using traditional Japanese and modern methodology to teach Aikido arts and philosophy.

AAA is a recognized arm of the International Aikido Federation, Tokyo, Japan. The IAF is presently headed by Moriteru Ueshiba, grandson of the founder.

Glen Matsuda, 6th Dan, is chief instructor of Rockland Aikido. Beginning his Aikido study in 1970, he has studied under several instructors and had been with Toyoda Shihan since 1974. Matsuda Sensei has been an assistant instructor at Tenshinkan Dojo, headquarters of the AAA, and has taught programs in Illinois, Indiana and Rockland County, NY. He is a member of the Northeastern Division Teaching Committee.

In addition, Matsuda Sensei has studied Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy for 8 years with Nihon Shuji, receiving the rank of Shodan. All the calligraphy on this site was done by Matsuda Sensei.

Toyoda Shihan

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Matsuda Sensei