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Sensei Charles is the creator of Aikido Plus (adding circular motion to your martial arts). He has been training in various martial arts for over 43 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and head instructor at the Tang Soo Do Karate Center one of the oldest schools on Long Island, NY, founded by Arthur Cohen in 1967.
He is also a 3rd degree black belt in Iaido (the art of Japanese sword) and co-founder of Toko “Eastern Tiger” school of Iaido.
What is Aikido Plus
Aikido Plus is a combination of several martial arts with an emphasis on the circular nature of Aikido. We use all types of environmental weapons, and make the connection between those weapons and empty hand movements adding Aikido applications. Anything you can do with a weapon, you can do with your empty hands and vise a versa. We use this concept, relaxation allows for speed, speed results in power. Add circular movements to your existing martial arts.
Here are some Aikido Plus videos.
He recently returned from the Hombu dojo in Okinawa, headed by Sensei Jerry Figgiani president / founder of SRKDI Shorin Ryu Karate Do International. Charles was awarded his 1th degree black belt in Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai and Shorin Ryu Karate Do International under Chairman Takeshi Tamaki and President Jerry Figgiani. The Enso Dojo is the continuing culmination of Charles Barrett’s 43 years in martial arts.
Instructor: Charles Barrett, 6th Degree Black Belt
Head Instructor and Senior Student of Prof. Author Cohen
Owner of this site Dojos.com and Co-Owner: Tang Soo Do Karate Center
Sensei Barrett is Available for Private / Small Group Instruction and Seminars