in 1990 by James Moritaka Nakayama. The dojo (martial arts school) is affiliated with the
Aikido Association of America (AAA).
Nakayama Sensei has
been practicing aikido since 1973, when he started at Orange County Aiki Kai under Harry Ishisaka Sensei.
Nakayama Sensei started teaching there in 1983, and became the Assistant
Chief Instructor under Friesen Sensei in 1986. After being promoted to
yondan in 1989, Nakayama Sensei left OCAK in June of 1990, and founded
Chushinkan Dojo. In 1991, Chushinkan Dojo affiliated with the Aikido
Association of America.
Nakayama Sensei holds the title of Shihandai (assistant to the late Fumio Toyoda Shihan,
founder of the Aikido Association of America). Nakayama Sensei is the Shibucho (Branch Leader) of the AAA Western Region, in charge of the
Regional Test Committee and Black Belt Association. He is a member of the
AAA National Teaching Committee, and the Aikido Association International
(AAI) Teaching Committee, conducting aikido seminars nationally and
internationally. Nakayama Sensei was the AAA Western Regional Director
from 1997 to 2011.
holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, and a fifth degree black belt
Classes are offered
through the City of
Buena Park and at California
emphasis at Chushinkan Dojo is on demystifying techniques
and systematically explaining centering and mechanics in a clear and simple methodology