Welcome

Welcome to the Jionjuku Aikido Academy of Warrior Spirit, one of the first dojos in the Southeast dedicated to Aikido.  We offer a warm community and a tranquil environment for the study of the traditional Japanese “martial art of peace.” Here you will find information about the headquarters Dojo and our affiliation to Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU).  John Messores Shihan (7th Dan), is one of the highest ranking and most experienced Aikido instructors in the Southeast.  Please visit one of the links to the right to learn more.

saotome sensei and Messores sensei
Saotome sensei and Messores sensei, Sarasota Florida, 1975