About the Dojo
Students of Aikido have been practicing in the upstate New York Capital District (Albany, Latham, Schenectady, Troy) since 1979. Albany Aikido is led by Irvin Faust Shihan 6th Dan. Faust Sensei became the first full-time dan-ranked Chief Instructor of the dojo in 1985. Faust Sensei has been teaching Aikido in the Capital District for more than 30 years.
Albany Aikido is a fully accredited member of the United States Aikido Federation (Eastern Region) under the supervision of Aikikai Foundation: Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. We are dedicated to offering a defensive art to all practitioners in a safe, respectful environment. We train to learn a martial way, to improve our spirit, and to enjoy a serious work out. The dojo offers a large practice space with traditional tatami mats ensuring a safe workout.