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Jerry R. Phelps – Shihan is an accomplished martial artist in several styles of Budo, including Isshin Ryu Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Nihon Goshin Aikido.  Mr. Phelps has been dedicated to the study of Budo (Warrior’s ways ) for well over 20 years. He has devoted his life to training and teaching. Because of this his students consistently meet the highest standards of the martial arts world.

Jerry Phelps – Shihan’s outstanding skill and dedication have earned him the respect of his peers in the Western New York martial arts community and around the country, as well as among Buffalo and NY State law enforcement agencies, with whom he has generously donated his time for training clinics and seminars.

Training at the Aikido School of Self-Defense

Training at the AIKIDO SCHOOL OF SELF-DEFENSE presents a unique opportunity for a student in the martial arts world. In order to be a well-rounded martial artist, one must possess complete skills in multiple areas of combat

First and foremost:

Where one must remain mobile, and on both feet – in one-on-one, multiple attacker, or weapons defensive situations. This is where the Nihon Goshin Aikido techniques excel when compared to other martial art systems.


If the self-defense situation goes to the ground (statistically many do). This is where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be the most effective ground fighting system in the world today.

Coupled with an arsenal of striking, kicking and pressure point manipulation techniques from Karate, the complete system of training at the AIKIDO SCHOOL OF SELF-DEFENSE is second to none.

The system is called NIHON GOSHINJUTSU AIKIDO.