Asi Martial Arts

Asi Aikido

About my Martial arts

I hold a 4th degree black belt (“Yondan”) in Aikido and obtain over 35 years practice  in martial arts, including 8 years of KARATE (traditional Okinawan styles) and most years in AIKIDO.
My practice style is very unique and focused on the preservation and cultivations of self-awareness, health (KI), simplicity and peaceful interaction. I strive to focus on practicality and mindfulness rather than form and technique.
Aikido throw

What is Aikido: 

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art, evolved from older forms of martial arts, mainly “Aikijujitsu”, into a disciplined form of practice for self-improvement and growth. Aikido translate from Japanese language as: “Ai” means harmony, “Ki” means energy or life-force, and “Do” means way: The way of harmony/unification with the cosmic life-force (or breath of life). So Aikido provides control by blending in harmony with any challenge rather than struggling against it. Aikido can be very effective in self-defense situations if practiced correctly since it is based on actual and proven martial techniques, but it’s ultimate goal is to perfect our bodies, minds and health as we grow better. Aikido is a skill of subduing or neutralizing aggression without causing damage, is very peaceful in its nature and enjoyable to practice.

Karate Do 1987

Early martial arts practice

Ever since the age of 15 I became an enthusiast of BUDO (Jap. “Martial Arts”) and practiced various styles and schools of traditional Japanese  BUDO and self-researched this fascinating world as I develop. My Aikido practice includes practicing most of the main styles such as “the KI society”, Aikikai (my main certification), “Korindo-Ryu” and more. I never  belonged to  a single “Sensei” and always strived for self mastery based upon many Known masters and inspirations. My unique skill aims for perfecting body awareness, peaceful and effective interaction, elegance, inner strength and sword-cutting quality.
Asi with Bokken

Aikido in Israel & the USA

Between the years 2001-2009 I founded a local branch-Dojo in Israel, Kiryat-Ono, and taught Aikido there while running the Dojo on my own for nearly a decade. I had as much as 33 students and won a lot of great feedback from many colleagues, teachers and students.  I consider it to be my greatest project so far and it had helped me greatly in developing my skills and my understanding of  the true value of BUDO. My teaching extended in 2010 to a few of my dedicated students.
In 2012 I immigrated to the USA. I have continued my practice in several Dojos around the greater Los-Angeles area, California between 2011 and 2020, and recently moved to Orlando, Florida.

Bushido Aikidojo

These days I teach Aikido independently at a local Dojo in Apopka, Florida.

“We are an independent new Dojo , located in Apopka, Florida, founded this year 2022 and headed by chief instructor Asi Shnabel (4th degree black belt). We are affiliated with the IIMAA (International Independent Martial Artists Association).”

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