The way of harmony

Aikido is probably one of the most sophisticated Martial Arts. It is a highly stylized form of Juijitsu employing wrist, elbow, and shoulder twists in a formal manner. Proponents of Aikido believe that it is a way of developing co-ordination of the mind and body, with the purpose of creating a more fully intergrated individual. Developed by Morihei Uyeshiba, Aikido is based on japanese warrior arts called Bushido, and is an effective means of self-defense. The techniques provide effective defense against unprovoked attack by one or even several opponents. A technically skilled practitioner is able to subdue an attacker without inflicting serious injury. Aikido employs circular movement, as well as joint locking, to neutralize an opponent.

Information about the instructor:

Ralph Wemberly is director and chief instructor at Aikido of Staten Island. Wemberly Sensei teaches Aikido so that students may better learn to deal with real life situations. A member of the United States Aikido Federation, Wemberly Sensei carries the rank of 4th degree black belt. He has spent the last 15 years teaching this art.

Aikido of Staten Island is now located at:
The Traditional Karate Center Dojo
1140 Bay Street, Staten Island, N.Y.

Self Defense and Physical Fitness

Classes for men, women, and children

(beginners and advanced)

Build Confidence, Balance, and Peace of Mind

Class Times

Monday thru Thursday

7:00 to 8:15 am

Tuesday thru Thursday

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Children Classes


9:30 to 11:00am

Call for more information

(718) 442-5125

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Sensei Ralph Wemberly

Aikido of Staten Island
is now located at:
Traditional Karate Center Dojo
1140 Bay Street
Phone # (718) 981-3139
Staten Island, NY
United States