For centuries, the martial arts of Japan have been a focus of training for self-discipline, self-reliance, empowerment and self control under pressure. Originating as combat arts for victory on the battlefields of Feudal Japan, these disciplines were soon recognized as excellent vehicles for the development of character as well. This "martial way" is called Budo.
Sandia Budokan is a center for the practice of Budo. Here one can train in the art of the sword and other weapons, study the subtle techniques of Aiki, and learn the more modern Japanese art of Karate. We also offer Traditional Jujutsu where the emphasis is on combat training for both defense and offense. Each martial art operates independently, and a student normally trains in only one art until he or she has attained black belt level in their first art. All students are encouraged to participate in group dojo activities including open mat periods, all-Dojo classes and seminars.
Sandia Budokan is a nationally-respected traditional Dojo, known for high standards and classical training. We provide quality instruction in Aikido, Kenjutsu, Karate and Traditional Jujutsu. We frequently host visiting instructors and wholeheartedly support students attending quality seminars outside the Dojo. We are not involved in competitive sports or organizational politics, and we do not offer classes for children.
We are a self-sustaining organization with a modest dues structure, and no contracts. We invite serious men and women to join us on a path to personal growth, enlightenment and self actualization, and the acquisition of some awesome combat skills.