Tomiki Aikido of the Americas is an organization that promotes the practice of Professor Kenji Tomiki's system of Aikido. The organization brings together Aikido clubs throughout the Americas, including Brazil, The United States, and Trinidad/Tobago, with publications, newsletters, seminars, and competitions. TAA also coordinates various Aikido activities with other national and international Aikido organizations.
Annual $20 membership fee includes newsletters, national insurance coverage, and membership discounts on Tomiki Aikido of the Americas books, videotapes, DVD's, and most regional/national clinics and tournaments.
Click here to download the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas membership application in Microsoft Word format. Completed forms, along with payment, can be mailed to:
Tomiki Aikido of the Americas
c/o Sean Flynn
1030 Columbia Ave, #4074
Claremont, CA 91711
You may also pay your Tomiki Aikido of the Americas annual membership dues (individual only) by using the PayPal link below. Please note, that you will still need to fill out the membership form and send it to the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas office.
Please visit our Dojo Listing to find a Tomiki Aikido dojo near you.
New - Tomiki Aikido of the Americas has a discussion group, through Google Groups, which is available for members. Click on the link below to access the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas Members group site - note, the group site might still be under our former name: JAA/USA. If you are not already a member of the group, then you will have to sign in and request access.
Tomiki Aikido of the Americas is formally incorporated and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt organization. The association functions on a non-exclusive and non-discriminatory basis as an umbrella organization for all of the Tomiki Aikido clubs and schools in the Americas that wish to join. As Tomiki Sensei emphasized so many times, we should strive to welcome everyone and to learn from each other by practicing together. To help attain this goal, Tomiki Sensei advocated joint practice sessions as well as open tournaments comprised of both kata embukai and team and individual shiai.
In furtherance of Tomiki Sensei's desires and goals, the Association helps to coordinate national events, provides support for regional events, encourages the interchange of information on training methods and the coordination of our grading and promotion standards with those used by the Japan Aikido Association, raises public funds to support the Association and its educational goals, and to engage in related activities. Because each of us has a different way of practicing aikido based on our experiences and training (and it is this difference that can help to make Tomiki Aikido a strong and vibrant martial art), Tomiki Aikido of the Americas does not set binding guidelines on how individual clubs and schools are run. Those are decisions that should be made by the individual sensei who runs the dojo.
Tomiki Aikido of the Americas functions as a central coordinating and support center rather than as an authoritarian governor. We strive to unify our teaching methods and promotion standards so that the members of all of our clubs can practice and compete effectively and safely together with members of other clubs, while retaining as much as possible each club's individuality. The Tomiki Aikido International Network (TAIN) was founded in 1993 for the purpose of propagating and developing Tomiki Aikido and developing mutual trust and friendship internationally through aikido. The TAIN organizes international aikido tournaments, conducts international aikido seminars, exchanges information and holds General Assemblies to help promote goodwill and develop more consistency in training standards.
The current Tomiki Aikido of the Americas Board of Directors:
|Board Position||Director Name|
|Shihan and Chairman||Seiji Tanaka, 8th Dan|
|Shihan, Co-Chairman, and President||Robert Dziubla, 7th Dan|
|Chief Technical Director||Bob King, 5th Dan|
|Director of Events and Activities||Wade Current, 5th Dan|
|Director||Ron Abo, 5th Dan|
|Director of Communications||Mark Colopy, 4th Dan|
|Director||Jeff Davidson, 4th Dan|
|Director||Ari Reinstein, 3rd Dan|
|Director of Marketing||Sean Flynn, 3rd Dan|
|Director||Carlos Teuscher, 3rd Dan|
|Treasurer||Antonio Gonzales, 3rd Dan|
Copyright 2010 by Tomiki Aikido of the Americas. Nothing on this page should be used without permission of Tomiki Aikido of the Americas.
Please Note: This Web page is best viewed using Safari 4.0 or higher, Firefox 3.5 or higher, Internet Explorer 6 or higher. If you need to download Firefox, please go to the following URL: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/