The Miami Aikikai is the oldest Aikido dojo in the Miami area. The instructors are all certified to teach through the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and Hombu dojo in Japan.
The Chief instructors are Eliot W. Rifkin and Gustavo Ramos, both holding
the rank of 6 th Dan Shihans and each having practiced for over 40 years. They are grateful for
the long time support and assistance of other instructors, Ayal Joshua, 6 th Dan and Jesus
Delgado, 5 th Dan.
The Miami Aikikai was founded in 1978 by Shihan Nelson Andujar, now 7th dan and a direct student of Yoshimitsu Yamada, 8th Dan, Shihan. Andujar Sensei relocated to Texas in 1996 but remains in Miami in spirit.
We also sponsor seminars throughout the year with visiting instructors.
We teach traditional aikido keeping in mind its martial applications as well as its philosophy of blending and harmony.
We welcome visitors to the Miami area to train with us, regardless of style or affiliation.