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Test Prep Seminars:

Careful instruction and personal guidance on techniques specific to each rank. This seminar, taught by Bruce Bookman Kaicho, is appropriate for student preparing for an up-coming test as well as those wishing to familiarize themselves with techniques required for future promotions. Sign up and pay at the dojo, or by email [] or by phone [206-525-4032].

  • Saturday September 29th
  • Saturday December 1st

Adult test dates:

  • Saturday October 13th starting at 1pm.
  • Saturday December 15th starting at 1pm.

Test fee: $35

Aikido Schools of New Jersey Fall Seminar

October 20th and 21st, 2018

Join us as we once again welcome Kaicho Bruce Bookman to Aikido Schools of New Jersey. This Seminar is always the highlight of the year and the only time you will See Kaicho Bookman in the New York/ New Jersey metropolitan area!

Saturday: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm followed by testing and a pot luck dinner. Sunday: Oct 18th from 9am to 2pm.

Fall Seminar with James Friedman sensei

November 2, 3, 4, 2018.

Kaicho Bruce Bookman and his long-time friend and colleague, James Friedman sensei, 6th dan, collaborate to offer this invigorating weekend seminar. They bring years of experience to the exploration of all aspects of aikido including harmonious endings to non-traditional attacks, weapons work and more traditional forms.


  • Friday November 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday November 3rd, 7:30-9:00am, 12:30-1:45, 2:45-4:00, Potluck starts at 6:30
  • Sunday November 4th, 9:00-11:00am, 12:15-2:15

Whole Weekend $165, partial week available through the dojo.

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2019 Advanced Intensives with Bruce Bookman Kaicho

The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with Kaicho, Bruce Bookman. Participants will get individualized guidance and help with getting to the next stage of their training. Bookman Sensei will spend time working, one-on-one with each student. Bokken and jo, freestyle and themes that connect basics to advanced techniques will be taught. Months of progress can be accomplished during this weekend. The Intensive is a great way to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come. Due to the popularity of this seminar, we are offerring two segements this year. 

Section I: SOLD OUT! January 25th, 26th and 27th 2019. $185. Space is limited to 22 participants.

Section II: March 1,2,3, 2019. $185. Space is limited to 22 participants.

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Women’s Self-defense and Empowerment 2018

This one-day course trains women in the necessary skills to deal with aggressive individuals, especially when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable locations. This includes traveling abroad or late at night in a parking garage/the street or on the college campus. Women will be given a dialog to use in the typical pre-attack phases of potential physical violence. Often this dialog and postural training will be enough to cause would-be attackers to go the other way. Women will be given extensive drills in simple but effective self-defense, including practicing their skills against a padded, male instructor in mock encounters while being coached by a women instructor. This course assumes that you have no previous training and it will be adjusted to the participant’s fitness level. Women get experience in finding their voice and grounding themselves in their core strength. This course offers life skills that will help women stand their ground in difficult situation at work, in relationships and wherever it’s necessary.

Women’s self-defense and Empowerment is a life changing experience even if you never have to use the physical self-defense skills.

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Children's Camps

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