Become a Member

The dojo is more than a just place to learn self defense, get in shape, or spend time after work; it's a community of people studying a traditional art form in a sacred space. We work together so we can be more engaged, polished, and awake. It's a place where we refine our character, perfect our form, and shed our ego; a forge if you will. However, instead of heating metals, we are heating up our human potential. 

You will see people training intensely. You will also see people smiling. We'd like to welcome you to the Multnomah Aikikai community.

Go to Application to Train (aka New Member Registration Form)


Membership options

Children (Ages 7-12), two classes per week, $60/ month

Teens (Ages 13-17), unlimited Aikido classes, $75/ month

Regular Adult Membership, unlimited Aikido classes, $120/ month [option for $330/quarterly]

Iaido training, $60/ month

Community Membership (a non-training dojo member), $20/ month

Note: All membership accounts go on auto pay by default. Changes to payment type are self service, please contact us to cancel your account, and don’t hesitate to come to us with any questions you have. Feel free to visit our Policy on Membership Dues for a complete statement of our policy.

Discounted Monthly Dues

Our dojo is not run for profit. Monthly dues simply support the continued existence of the dojo as a place to train in Aikido. For this reason, many of us who are eligible for a discount choose to pay the regular fee in support of the dojo, and we encourage you to do so if you can.

For those under financial strain to support the dojo at the regular rate, the following discounted rates are available. Discounts cannot be used together and don’t apply to promotional specials or merchandise.

  • Family Discount : Two or more members from the same household (eg. couples, parent/child, siblings) receive a 20% discount on memberships. Regular adult, teen and child memberships eligible.

  • Hardship Discount: For those who are dedicated to training but for whom the monthly fees are a barrier. Often paired with work study, by arrangement with our instructors.

Registration Fee

New members pay an initial registration fee along with their first month's dues payment. The fee is $50 for adults and teens; $25 for children aged 12 and under.

Birankai Annual Fee

Our dojo is affiliated with Birankai North America. Regular members pay an annual fee that we forward to our parent organization. The Birankai Annual Fee is $50. Initial payment is due after 6 months of dojo membership or upon the first adult test for kyu rank, whichever comes first, and then annually thereafter. This fee is waived for children.

Visiting Aikido practitioners

Mat Fee, suggested contribution, $20 per day
Members of Aikido dojos across the globe are welcome to train with us regardless of affiliation. When planning a visit, it is traditional to bring a letter of introduction from your home instructor and offer a mat fee each day when visiting a dojo. If you will be able to join class for more than just a few days, please let us know!

Please read our full Policy on Membership Dues