Here at Texas Aikido, we are a proud and active member in the Nacogdoches community, training in traditional Japanese martial arts. We practice Gyokushin Ryu Aikido and Yoseikan Budo which is a sōgō budō or composite system of martial arts developed Master Minoru Mochizuki in early pre-WWII Japan after many years of training in and mastering multiple styles. It is composed of core elements from Aikijujutsu, Jujutsu, Judo, Shotokan Karate, and Kobudo blended into a single, well-structured system. This allows the instructors at Texas Aikido to provide a contemporary approach to training both adult and children in traditional Japanese martial arts, while at the same time providing a safe environment where students can focus on an ethical conflict resolution for self-defense.


Texas Aikido is affiliated with the United States Yoseikan Budo Association (USYBA) under the direction of Shihan Glenn Pack, Technical Director for North America, and with the International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation under the direction of Terumi Washizu founder of Gyokushin Ryu Aikido. A number of Texas Aikido instructors have gone to Japan and/or Canada to Aikido events to train under Master Washizu sensei and all Texas Aikido instructors have their black belt ranking certified through Japan


If you would like to know more, please browse through our website or come join us on Tuesday & Thursday nights in the gymnastics room at the C.L. Simon Recreation Center at 1112 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. All are welcome.


For more information about class times, training, or Gyokushin Ryu Aikido / Yoseikan Budo, etc. contact our Chief Instructor,Robert Cheshire.