The Aikido Academy of North Carolina (Joshinkan Dojo) has been operating under the guidance of Sensei Bill Bunn since 1993. The school is a member of the Aikido Association of America , and is affiliated with both the Aikikai Foundation and World Aikido Headquarters, Tokyo Japan. Instruction is focused towards both the basic principles of Aikido and their applications in technique. Above all, it is taught at your level of ability.
About the Instructors ...
Sensei Bill Bunn holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) and is the Chief Instructor at Joshinkan Dojo. He is also a member of the Teaching Committee, as well as Southeastern Regional Director for the Aikido Association of America. Sensei Bunn has been studying Aikido since 1975, and has been teaching since 1981. He is often a guest instructor at regional Aikido seminars.
Should you have any questions, or you are interested in joining the dojo, please stop by anytime during regularly scheduled classes.
Visitors are always welcomed to observe a class, Bunn Sensei teaches on Tuesday and Thursday nights, while Whatley Sensei teaches on Wednesday nights.
Bunn sensei is assisted with instruction at the dojo by the following yudansha;
Monthly Rates: Students (High school, College)............$50 Adults.....................................................$65
Family Discount: $45 per month for each additional family member.
Introductory Classes: Each prospective Aikido student must complete three introductory classes to ensure that each member has a basic understanding of etiquette, safety and exercises. The cost is $25 per individual, $45 per couple, $70 per family (max. of four) if desired prior to membership. If membership is desired first, the introductory classes will be included at no additional cost. A one-time "Registration Fee" of $25 per member is required upon joining the dojo. Membership dues in the Aikido Association of America are included in the fee for each rank test.
New Student Special: $125 per new student ($25 savings!), which includes registration fee, first month's dues, an Aikido uniform and student manual. Note: introductory classes prior to membership would be additional.
Please note: There are no contracts involved in Aikido Academy membership, although we require a waiver of liability. Cash or checks for monthly dues are required by the 10th of each month to avoid a $10 late fee. No refunds on commitments made.