"I created the Aikido Institute as a way to offer everyone an extremely affordable, no nonsense way to work towards their dream dojo.
Make no mistake, it's work; hard work. It's work that requires the abandoning of ego and assumed seniority. The idea that what drives the next evolution of our practice, our instruction, and our dojo communities, is based on supporting each other honestly and openly. In the end, we are all working towards the same goal of a higher degree of peace in the world - to that end, I will work tirelessly." - Reuven Lirov, Founder of Aikido Institute