Support Aikido School during COVID-19

Update posted by Norberto Dominguez On Jun 19, 2020

Everything has been moving forward the best it can. Thanks to our supporters, Aikido School has been able to pay 2 months of rent. And able to pay every month of limited utilities since the temporary close in March 16. We have offered online classes but has not been popular. With all martial art schools in NY required to remain closed, this Campaign is being extended to end of August. Fundraisers are most successful when shared by everyone. Right now we are in Phase 2 of Re-Opening NY. Hope we can go back to normal very soon. At Aikido School we have been following the rules and guidelines to not run martial arts class within the dojo. Everything has been virtual learning with only a camera and myself making learning video's for students. The dojo is always cleaned but since COVID-19, it has been cleaned with extra care.

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Update posted by Norberto Dominguez On May 07, 2020

Today the Small Business Administration provided a $1,000 business deposit. Economic Injury Disaster Grant was approved and we are very thankful. Still moving forward with our fundraiser. Goal is for 1-2 months free tuition or partial tuition for students. April we are behind in revenue. So far we raised enough to pay for utility bills each month and 1 month of rent for month of March. Lets keep moving forward and showing support. Keep sharing this link, and keep spreading the word. Keep 6 feet apart, wear your mask, wash your hands. Thanks from the Aikido School.

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Update posted by Norberto Dominguez On Apr 26, 2020

Good Afternoon Supporters,

Today we mark the 6th week of fundraising. Thanks to the help from coworkers, friends and most importantly family, we have raised $820. Now it’s up to us to continue raising money during the COVID-19 quarantine to support Aikido School and provide free tuition for students.

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Update posted by Norberto Dominguez On Apr 23, 2020

Week number 5 and still short from our goal. Added gift cards, new online classes, looking for more programs and ways to return the support. Still waiting on SBA loan application, going on week 2 no response. Only solution is working 72 hours to help martial art family 6 days a week since March 16 and still not enough. Social media and news are all talk, actions define us. Thank you to everyone who donated offline and online. Together we will get through this.

Sensei Henry

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Update posted by Norberto Dominguez On Apr 11, 2020

This is about the 3rd week our martial art school has been closed and we are getting all the support we can. Thank you to all who supported.

The bills continue to come in no matter what is on the news, auto payments continue to charge as of last week. Utility companies were contacted and said they haven't changed how they operate or bill in NYS. Missed rent will be due in monthly installments, but without penalty. Government funding to help small businesses is not what it's made out to be. Large companies such as Facebook and Amazon advertise they are helping, but only help in big cities such as Miami, NYC, Chicago, Boston etc. When I applied they said, "sorry we don't support your area. You don't qualify." JP Morgan Chase advertising they will help during this time and said, "we don't support individual small businesses, stay up to date on our web site to see if something can help at a later time."


"The strong stand tall, even after getting knocked down and continue forward"


Sensei Henry

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Everyone at Aikido School appreciate your $100 donation Jen O.

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Posted On Jun 19, 2020

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Thank you Andre’ for your $100 donation to our school.

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Thank you Sheila S for continuing to support our Aikido School with a $201 donation.

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Thank you Dad for supporting our Aikido School with a $400 donation.

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Thanks for your support Sheila P of $20 donation!!! We are heading to our goal.

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Posted On May 13, 2020

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Thank you from the Aikido School Martha and Cho for your $30 donation!!!!

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Posted On May 13, 2020

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Thank you Anita for your $10 donation. Everything helps to get to our goal!!!!

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Posted On May 13, 2020

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Thank you Sheila S for your continued support!!! Donating $201.25

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Posted On May 13, 2020

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Thank you Mr. Vass for your $50 donation. Moving forward as planned!!!

Norberto Dominguez

Posted On Apr 30, 2020

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Thank you Linda for your $100 Donation. Lets Keep Aikido School Fundraiser Climbing!!!!!!

Norberto Dominguez

Posted On Apr 29, 2020

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