Mason Dixon Martial Arts practices the techniques and katas of Tomiki Aikido. This is also frequently called Shodokan Aikido. Aikido was founded by O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba and throughout his life he had many students. One was Kenji Tomiki. The style of Aikido subsequently practiced by Professor Tomiki was seen by many as a "harder" style of Aikido and to this day Randori competitions are frequently part of the Tomiki/Shodokan Aikido style. Unfortunately some argue over which is "better" and most "pure". Feel free to search for this information if you want; however, the way we see it at Mason Dixon Martial Arts all styles are very effective and each "pure" as evidenced by the exceptionally skilled individuals who practice either Traditional (Aikikai) Aikido or Shodokan (Tomiki) Aikido.
Like other Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do has developed into a couple different "styles". At Mason Dixon Martial Arts we train in the International style of Tae Kwon Do (a bit of a less commercial and popular Tae Kwon Do style) through kicking, striking, blocking, and Hyungs (Korean name for Kata, otherwise known as karate "Forms"). A strong background in a striking/kicking Martial Art compliments the Arts of Aikido and Ju-Jitsu by adding a "hard" style Martial Art.
High quality and safe martial arts instruction in the combined arts of Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, and Tae Kwon Do. These arts are taught as one cirriculum in our Dojo. Although it may seem a bit unusual to teach these arts together, the 3 Martial Arts compliment each other to make a well-rounded Martial Arts Student. Some basic ground work from Brazilian JiuJitsu is also taught for self defense.
Ju-Jitsu, as practiced at Mason Dixon Martial Arts, is the traditional Japanese style of Ju-Jitsu and much of the cirriculum comes from the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu style. Several of the throws, take-downs, and arm/leg locks are also found in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The instructors at Mason Dixon Martial Arts are members/certified to instruct Ju-Jitsu through the American JuJitsu Association and the American Federation of JuJitsu. We also practice the basic ground techniques of the various styles of Ju-Jitsu including basic techniques from Brazilian JiuJitsu.
Those who want to exclusively train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the South Central Pennsylvania area may want to train with our friends at Daniel Beleza's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dojo in York, PA - http://www.danielbelezabjj.com/