Always practice the Art of Peace in a vibrant and joyful manner.
— Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba

About AOSB

Aikido of South Brooklyn is a traditional, family-owned dojo (translated as "place of the way") located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Josh Paul Sensei and his partner and wife Courtney Paul started the dojo, and its community outreach company, Mind Body Arts, Inc., in 2011. The AOSB dojo offers aikido for adults, teens, and children starting at age 4, as well as youth yoga. Mind Body Arts brings these programs to adults and children in schools and offices, and other venues outside the dojo. 

In keeping with the spirit of transmitting a traditional martial art that emphasizes personal growth, AOSB maintains small class sizes, and provides all students with individualized and personal instruction. Every class offers students of all ages one-to-one, hands-on interactions with instructors and other students.  

Likewise, AOSB has not adopted many of the business and membership practices that are now standard in the martial arts industry. AOSB students are not required to sign long-term contracts and there is only one membership level. All students receive instruction in all aspects of the art. There are no accelerated or specialized training programs.

AOSB is a member of the Aikido World Alliance, which is headed by Andrew Sato Shihan, and is affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. 

To find out about our office-, school-, and home-based programs, please visit Mind Body Arts, Inc.