Announcing our new dojo!
Shin-Budo Kai has found a new home in midtown Manhattan!
Our new address is:
356 W 40th St, 2nd Floor*
*Entrance at 358 W 40th St. Press door code 201 to be buzzed in.
We are still in a time of transition, so please bear with us as we update the website. In the meantime, we hope to see you on the mat. If this will be your first class, please email email@example.com or call (212) 691-1378.
See you soon,
Shin-Budo Kai Dojo
Our Dojo will be re-opening soon
It’s been an incredibly difficult year and a half, but we’re pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our dojo soon. We have found a new home in midtown Manhattan and are currently building it out to suit our needs. We are very excited for this new chapter in SBK history and want to share it with as many students as possible.
We’ve missed practicing with you all so much and can’t wait until we’re on the mat together again.
Shin-Budo Kai Dojo
Help Support Your Dojo
Due to the ongoing health crisis, we are suspending classes until further notice. We will update you as soon as it seems safe to practice again, but until then we hope you are staying well at home. Although it is difficult to be apart right now, we know this is the right decision to protect ourselves and others.
That said, we face the financial challenge of covering our rent and other operating costs without our usual revenue. We understand that this is a difficult financial time for many but, if you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the dojo. If even a handful of students contribute their regular dues as a donation, we will be able to weather this storm. We all hope to return to a stable, thriving dojo once this is over.
Aikido During Social Distance
Free Media Provided by Shin-Budo Kai
Aikido is inherently a social art, but during this time of social distance, we are finding other ways to stay connected and engaged with Aikido. Sensei has released his latest newsletter, which he encourages you to read here. Some students also plan to produce videos showing how they have been practicing at home.
In the meantime, we hope you can enjoy a video from our archive. It was filmed in 1987, and shows about one hour of Sensei performing various Aikido and weapons techniques, including Happo Kiri, Ken 13, Jo 22 #1 and Jo 22 #2.
Whether Shin-Budo Kai has been an important part of your life, or your time with us was brief, please know that the SBK community is here for you. Let’s continue to practice the spirit of Aikido in our daily lives, to better ourselves and each other.
Wishing you the best of health,
Classes Suspended from March 15th to 31st
Dear Shin-Budo Kai Community,
We have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all classes from today, March 15th until March 31st due to the recent developments in the spread of COVID-19. There are no known cases in our community, but in order to maintain social distance and help lessen the rate of community spread, we are voluntarily cancelling all classes for the next two weeks. We will re-assess the situation in the coming weeks and notify you again if we must remain closed for a longer period of time.
For those of you who have paid dues for the month of March, we appreciate your continued support and hope you understand our decision in this difficult time. If, in the event that we must stay closed into April, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the dojo. We still need to pay our operating costs even while suspending classes. One-time and recurring donations can be made here on our website →
In the meantime, we hope you are all staying healthy. We plan to reach out soon with Sensei’s latest newsletter issue, which will be available to read on our website. You can catch up on older newsletters and messages from Sensei here → We also hope to devise some other methods of staying in engaged with Aikido outside of the dojo. Please stay tuned for more updates.
For guidelines and links to local resources about COVID-19, please see our PDF here →
Wishing you the best of health,
Guidance for COVID-19 from SBK
Please read the guidelines document drawn up by our very own Dr. Ralph Bryan of the Albuquerque SBK. He wrote this for his group in New Mexico and we have customized it for the TriState area.
As of today these is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York City. The patient is isolated in her apartment, and no further cases have been reported.
It is important that we all be cognizant of the changing parameters of this global health event. Let’s all stay informed! We will continue to update membership as the situation changes, with the understanding that disruptions in our class schedule may occur at some point.
In the meantime, please read the Guidelines carefully! It’s important to be attentive to hand washing and the other recommendations listed.
Let’s all stay healthy and get through this together. We are moving into a new space and let’s renew best practices to ensure we can continue training.