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Aikido Center of Manasquan

Aikido Center of Manasquan

56 Union Ave
, NJ 08736

HOURS: Monday: Closed -
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: Closed -
Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CALL:  (732) 309-0822
EMAIL(tim@acnjmanasquan.com)   |     |   FACEBOOK


At ACNJ we teach traditional Aikido as handed down by the Founder of Aikido, affectionately known as O Sensei (Great Teacher). We hold to his inspired vision-emphasizing Aikido's philosophy and ethics while at the same time teaching Aikido's full range of capabilities from gentle persuasion to full street effectiveness.

Stop in to visit us, watch a class or actually participate to learn the beauty and power of this unique martial art.

Chief Instructor Tim Vazquez is currently ranked as 5th Dan (5th degree black belt) with certification through Aikido World Headquarters (Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo), the Aikido Centers Alliance, and is a member of Aikido Centers Of New Jersey. He has traveled extensively internationally and throughout the U.S. to study with a great many of Master Morihei Ueshiba's (known to all Aikidoka as "O'Sensei") original students. He has also trained at a wide variety of aikido dojos from New York Aikikai (headquarters of the United States Aikido Federation) to all the Aikido dojo's throughout the state of N.J. He has trained with a great many direct students of O'Sensei who are now the world's most notable Aikido teachers such as Y. Yamada (Chairman of the United States Aikido Federation), K. Chiba, M. Kanai, S. Sugano, M. Saito, N. Tamura, and Christian Tissier from France, to name just a few, as well as O Sensei's grandson, Moriteru, the current Aikido Doshu (meaning "Leader of the Way") and many of the most talented Aikido instructors here in the U.S. and abroad.

Tim Vazquez, has been training for over 30 years in the martial arts and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Tim is retired as a State Investigator for the state of New Jersey.

Some of his extensive law enforcement expertise includes:

Certified FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor since 1993.

New Jersey State Police Certified Security Officer Instructor ID# 57170B

Former lead D.T. instructor for an accredited NJ State law enforcement training academy and author of the D.T. lesson plan currently in use.

Instructor of Special Tactical Response Teams and member on two separate teams holding position of point man.

Former member of N. J. State Street Gang Unit and a qualified Hispanic Street Gang Expert in Superior Court and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Former certified Police Academy Instructor by the NJ Police Training Commission since 1992.

Recipient of N.J. General Assembly Resolutions and U.S. Congressional Recognition for outstanding law enforcement investigations.



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