Specialized Instruction 

Private Lessons

 (One on One Instruction)

Moore Sensei and other senior Shinjinkai teachers are available on a limited basis for private instruction at various locations.


For adults or youth that learn best in this format, private classes are an opportunity to benefit directly from the insights of a master-level instructor respected worldwide for his teaching ability. Students in our group classes also benefit from occasional private sessions, to analyze their progress and break through to higher levels of achievement. In short, private instruction is an intensely focused and rich learning opportunity.


Topics for private instruction may include the following; singly, or in combination, according to the student's interest:

  • Aikido
  • Japanese swordsmanship
  • Personal protection
  • Self-defense for women
  • For Kids:  Dealing with bullies and projecting confidence
  • Meditation and Internal Cultivation
  • Knife tactics and defense (traditional and modern)
  • Walking stick and baton
  • 6" stick (dokkosho/yawara)
  • Firearm retention and disarming
  • Improvised weapon tactics
  • Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement (rapid takedown/immobilization, handcuffing)
  • Close quarter combatives
  • Authentic Japanese-style fight choreography.
Rates for private instruction are hourly, and are set by agreement with the engaged instructor.

Tactical Training

 (For Armed Professionals &

Responsible Civilians)

Physical skills useful for prevailing in a modern threat environment are instructed by Shinjinkai
to armed professionals and responsible civilians.  
These include:


  • Situational awareness: maximizing sensory contact with the environment
  • Centering and respiration techniques: psycho-physical training for maintaining/regaining operational clarity
  • Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement: officer safety, rapid takedown and immobilization, handcuffing
  • Close quarter combatives
  • Edged weapon tactics (fixed and folding) and defense
  • Impact weapon/baton tactics and defense
  • Firearm retention and disarming: pistol and long gun
  • Improvised weapon tactics
  • Multiple assailant tactics
  • Civilian personal protection
  • Sexual assault prevention
We are also adept at constructing scenario-specific training to meet unique needs.
We have instructed these skills in both agency-sponsored and private venues to:
  • Federal law-enforcement agencies: FBI, IRS, Treasury Department
  • Numerous state, county and municipal law-enforcement agencies
  • US military and special operations personnel
  • Foreign military, government security and anti-terrorist personnel
This training was previously offered through the Association for Tactical Applications (ATA), a consulting group founded by Moore Sensei at the request of the late Aikido master Fumio Toyoda (who served as its technical advisor, having himself instructed Japanese police and members of what was previously called the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency).  Toyoda Sensei felt very strongly that traditional martial arts should creatively adapt and address the realities of modern violence.  We continue his efforts today by offering this training through Shinjinkai.
To discuss the possiblity of scheduling a training event for your organization, unit, or group,
please contact us.  
Some of these skills are also instructed at Shinjinkai locations as part of our general Aikido program.

International Exchange

 (Friendship & training

through AIkido)

Shinjinkai maintains friendship and training relationships with overseas Aikido dojos through
a formal Aikido International Exchange Program. Moore Sensei travels often to teach Aikido
in cooperation with participating instructors from many nations. These dojos currently include:


  • AAI Polska, headquartered at Masakatsu Dojo in Olsztyn, Poland 

  • Kenshinkan Dojo, Split, Croatia

  • Aikido Klub "Bonaca"/Eidokan Dojo, Split, Croatia 

  • Liepaja Aikido Klubs, Liepaja, Latvia 

  • Kobukan Dojo, Athens, Greece 

  • Ronin Dojo, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

  • Iyasaka AikidoKlubb, Stockholm, Sweden 

  • KRPO, Kaliningrad, Russia

  • Jinshinkan Dojo, Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Dojos participating in the program are all currently connected to the Aikido World H.Q. (Aikikai) through their respective organizations. Dojos interested in such connection, or in participating
in our exchange program, are invited to contact Shinjinkai.


Among the activities we support are numerous training seminars and camps throughout the year which attract students from around the world.  Shinjinkai members are invited to travel to these.  They may also have the opportunity to undertake extended stays at foreign dojos for training, cultural exchange and recreation.


For more information on the Aikido International Exchange Program, please contact us. 
You may also see upcoming international events on our calendar here.

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