Aikido is a peaceful, Japanese Martial Art that offers you self-defense, physical fitness, meditation and much, much more.


Shihan Rick Stickles , 7th Degree Blackbelt, with over 40 years of experience, teaches the time honored traditions of Aikido with its emphasis on personal growth and empowerment.


Aikido Schools of NJ is a friendly and supportive place to start your Aikido odyssey.  It is a full-time martial arts dojo open seven days a week. Its class schedule offers over 30 classes a week, instructing hand-to-hand Aikido, sword, staff, and meditation arts for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student (both adults and children).


Confidence and clarity of mind follow you out the door of the dojo and into your day to day life!


Visitors are always welcome to stop by, visit our beautiful facility, and watch a class.




News and Events.


June 21, 2015
Richard Stickles Sensei has passed.


It is with deep sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard M. Stickles - 7th Dan, Shihan and Founder of Aikido Schools of New Jersey in Roselle Park.


Stickles Sensei began his training in New York Aikikai and was soto deshi to Yamada Sensei. He founded ASNJ in 1977 and dedicated his life to teaching and promoting Aikido at his dojo and around the world. He was also an instructor at New York Aikikai.


Feb 28, 2016
Seminar   Grand Opening of Newark Aikido's new location. (Sensei Derrell Thomas)


Joseph Roy of ASNJ 4th dan

James Shaffer of LBIA 3rd dan


Cost: $40


Mar 19, 2016
Seminar   Spring seminar (Shihan Hal Lehrman)


Longtime friend of Sensei Rick Stickles, Sensei Hal Lehrman, 7th dan, head instructor of Aikido of Park Slope


Cost $75

Testing fees additional


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Give the gift of Aikido to a friend or family member.  Membership, uniforms, boken, jo make great gifts.





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Children - Take 2 classes and get a free uniform.

Adults - Try a free class with Sensei Joseph Roy, 4th dan.

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