Bond Street Dojo
Bond Street Dojo (New York Aikido Society) is located in East Harlem, New York. We are traditional Aikido dojo dedicated to providing a safe, respectful and sincere environment to study, practice and disseminate the principles of Aikido. We engage in training throughout the year; with morning, evening, weekend classes and special seminars. We are affiliated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, although Aikido students of all styles, affiliations and abilities are welcome to join us on the mat. Students from abroad are encouraged to visit and train at any time.
Bond Street Dojo was founded in 1973 by Terry Dobson and Ken Nisson, and originally located at 49 Bond Street. Since 2018, the dojo has made its home in the East Harlem community. After Terry and Ken’s departure in 1980, the dojo was established under Chris Jordan and Paul Kang, both of whom joined Bond Street as students of Terry Sensei and Ken Sensei in the 1970s. Today, Richard Webb leads us as our Chief Instructor and Chris Jordan Sensei continues as one of our senior instructors. Bond Street Dojo (incorporated as New York Aikido Society) is a not-for-profit organization established as a place for learning and practice of the martial art of aikido. We are governed by a board of directors elected from and by the membership.