NGAExperience® Nihon Goshin Aikido

Official and Unofficial NGA Study Group Outfitters

Here is a list of mats, padding, training weapons, etc.

Picture of Shihan Bowe

Every Study Group must have a framed picture of Shihan Bowe located in their study group.  Make sure you bow to his picture before stepping on and stepping off the mat.

Judo Mats

These are the real deal, but as the quality goes up, so does the price.


NGA Organizations

Dojos and Study Groups


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T-Shirts & Other Clothing

Gi’s and Hakamas

Training Weapons

Parallel Aikido History

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Ukemi Central

The Soft Ukemi Revolution

Real Fight Breakdowns

2014 - 2021

Folding Mats

Ideal for situations where laying down a temporary mat, and easy mat storage are both priorities.  Imy dojo uses these, and they can not be beat for the price.  They’re excellent.  

Free Mats at the YMCA!

Of course, you don’t have to host your study group in your home.  The YMCA, your local gym, or the church that you attend could all be great places to train ~ using their equipment for little to no cost.  There may be an additional benefit in hosting your study group there because you could advertise to the organization’s membership.

Basic Puzzle Mats ~

I believe the Nutley Dojo in NJ uses a double layer of these mats ~ giving 1” of padding.  This is a good solution in a semi permanent area (where you don’t have to put them down and take them up), but they do wear.  Not ideal for grappling arts.

Nicer Puzzle Mats ~

These are designed specifically for grappling, so they will not wear as badly as the Basic Mats.  Still a permanent or semi permanent solution.