For centuries, the martial arts of Japan have been a focus of training for self-discipline, self-reliance and competence in crisis. Originating as combat arts for victory on the field of battle, these disciplines were soon identified as excellent vehicles for development of one's 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. Each group 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 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 frequently host visiting instructors and wholeheartedly support students attending quality seminars outside the Dojo. We do not care about sports or organizational politics, and we do not teach children, or other "self-defense" courses. We are a self-sustaining organization with a modest dues structure, no paid instructors and no contracts. We welcome serious men and women to join us in our journey along the way.