Teacher Training

For Modern Times And Beyond


Free Workshop Series


The 3 Golden Rules of Teaching

January 2, 2022, 9:30 AM PST


The 4 Pillars of My Teaching Philosophy

January 9, 2022, 9:30 AM PST


Lia Suzuki, 6th dan Aikikai

Aikido Kenkyukai International USA

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Gain skills and insights to anticipate and navigate our new world of teaching.

This workshop is specifically designed for instructors who find themselves navigating this new landscape and anticipating our future as Aikido instructors.

I'll share my teaching philosophy, based on my 40+ years of teaching experience. I'll also share fundamental principles for teaching that apply whether your classes are in-person or virtual, whether your students are young and "on fire" or older and cautious.

Having established dojos in 6 different cities and helped some of my senior students establish their own clubs and dojos, I'll also dedicate part of our time to how to build your dojo's membership.

What people are saying...

"Thank you once again for the wonderful course and continued support, it means a lot to me and Míriam, I now have a ton of material to go through, I will continue to study them and make adjustments on my Aikido, Dojo and Teaching.

I've been making adjustments to my teaching style and community building and I can already see good results. The kids class structure together with the classes you have uploaded are of great help as well."

Rafael Tonani, Instructor

Saõ Carlos, Brazil

“I completed Teacher Training Level 1 with Lia Suzuki Sensei in Jan 2016. It was a valuable training that prepared me thoroughly for teaching my own classes. The course included practical teaching time with children, teens, and adults which included feedback sessions to review teaching methodology and learning. I also got to see all aspects of dojo operation and learn how to manage a dojo efficiently with the use of technology. And I found the opportunity to work closely with a 6th Dan AKI teacher and learn more about AKI Aikido and philosophy a great experience. Highly recommended if you want to accelerate your path into teaching."

Nick Barnett, Coach

United Kingdom

Some of the topics I'll be addressing in these Free Workshops:

  • Fundamentals of Teaching
    • My 3 Golden Rules of Teaching
      • Lead By Example
      • "Shoshin"
      • Get Over Yourself
    • The 4 Pillars of my teaching philosophy
      • Intense But Safe
      • Let it be Experiential
      • One Suggestion at a Time
      • Acknowledge the Positive

Some of the topics I'll be addressing in my 8-Week Course:

  • Fundamentals of Teaching
    • My 3 Golden Rules of Teaching
    • The 4 Pillars of my teaching philosophy
  • How to Build Dojo Membership
  • How to attract people in their 20's and 30's
  • How to approach etiquette with younger generations
  • Tips for teaching virtual classes and hybrid classes
  • BONUS 1: Free Download - Instructors’ Guide for Teaching Virtually


As we reopen and rebuild, now is the perfect time to reassess and make a new vision.

Join us now and take the first step to  create your new, thriving and vibrant dojo community!

Register and get the Zoom link.