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Sensei Tony (2nd left) with Doshu & Saotome Sensei 1975 in Tokyo, Japan

Learn with Sensei Tony Tartaglia

Tony Sensei holds the rank of 6th Dan (since January 2016) in Nishio-ryu and Aikikai styles in Aikido and honorary Yondan in Yoshinkai Aikido.

Tony Sensei began training in Aikido aged 14 under Dr. Tom Walker Sensei in Titusville, Florida. After serving as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines in the Vietnam War (1969-1973), he moved to Tokyo to train in the Hombu Dojo in Shinjuku, attaining Shodan in 1975.

He created is first dojo in Saigon and after moving to Bangkok, re-established the Mushin Ronin Nishio Ryu Aikido Dojo, in 2003. Find us on budofinder dot com or our website nishioaikidothailand dot com or via below link.

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Annual Aikido Seminar, Bangkok, 10 February 2017

As every year, Mushin Ronin Nishio Ryu Aikido Dojo Bangkok organized also in 2017 their annual Seminar.
We were particularly proud, that for the 14th year a delegation of senior Sensei from Tokyo’s Hombu dojo were joining us at the Mushin Ronin Nishio Aikido dojo at the Raquet Club; ( see map)
The Japanese delegation was led by Arisue Shihan and Nakamichi Sensei. Both holders of the 7th Dan in the traditional martial art of Aikido as well as 4 other Japanese instructors from various other dojos in Tokyo.
During three days we hold multiple lessons of kumitachi (hand to hand techniques) as well as weapons (Iiado, Jo, Boken and Tanto) demonstrations. It was a rewarding 3 days. Besides Aikidoka from the Bangkok Mushin Ronin Aikido Dojo we also welcomed visiting Aikidokas from Malaysia and the Philippines. Please contact us should you be interested in Aikido. +66 (0)99-249-0110.

What is Nishio-Ryu Aikido?

In Nishio Budo, you study precise footwork to understand irimi (entering) in such a way that you are always in a position of safety and you are also put into a position that is half a step ahead of your opponent. From this point through the finish of the technique you remain in a safe position while controlling the movement of your opponent. This concept has Nishio Sensei often reminding you of O’Sensei’s saying, “Victory is determined at the moment of contact.” Read more…

What is Aiki Toho Iai?

Aiki Toho Iaido is “Iaido using the sword methodology of harmony with energy”. Aiki Toho Iai is a series of kata founded by Shoji Nishio Sensei based directly on Aikido techniques, movements, and principles. When studying Iaido you gain a better understanding of Aikido and when studying Aikido you gain a better understanding of Iaido. Nishio Sensei often says that you cannot truly understand Aikido without studying the sword.

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Seminar in Davao, Philippines, by Tony Sensei

Aikido: Training and Understanding the Art of Peace and Harmony

THE AIKIDO community in Davao City was given a boost with the promotion of three Aikidokas from the Mushin Ronin Aikido Nishio-Ryu, namely Engr. Michael Miranda, a Geodetic Engineer, Ethan Cenabre a private prosecutor and Joey Sem Dalumpines, a scribe and broadcaster to second-degree-black-belt or Nidan in an examination facilitated by Anthony David Tartaglia Sensei, Godan of the Ronin Dojo Academy based in Bangkok, Thailand and Gernouli Esguerra, Sandan, Chief Instructor of the Mushin Ronin-Aikido Davao Nishio-Ryu based here on the onset of the rainy season this year.

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Aikido outside the dojo?

Original is to be found on this blog. Shared with the kind permission of author. In my Aikido training, I have been exposed to a number of concepts my Western mind finds fascinating. Among these are the opposing concepts of Ai-Uchi and Ai-Nuke. The first, Ai-Uchi,...


When do classes take place? Monday 6pm – 8pm / Wednesday 6pm – 8pm / Saturday 3pm – 5.30pm What is your location? Visitors from other dojos? Every and all visitors from other...

What you gain by training Aikido

The following is a list of attributes which you may improve through training Aikido, besides improved flexibility and other physical health benefits while participating in a group sport. Jogging, the visit of a fitness studio or a yoga class are by all means rewarding...

What is a dojo; What is Budo?

A dojo (道場 dōjō?) is a Japanese term which literally means “place of the way”. Initially, dōjōs were adjunct to temples. The term can refer to a formal training place for any of the Japanese do arts but typically it is considered the formal gathering place for...