begin your training!
We offer 4 ways to get started with Aikido practice:
1. Attend a public workshop or class series - View upcoming public events
2. Sign up for your First Course in Aikido - beginners series special runs each spring and fall
3. Join as a Regular Member - Start anytime!
4. Book a Private Lesson - Convenient scheduling
Sat. April 27: Our spring Open House, the Aikido Appetizer
Free Intro Class * Coffee/Tea * Sushi * Door prize * Fun!
Whet your appetite and get a taste of what it's like to practice aikido. Step onto the mat and participate in fun, engaging partner exercises that awaken a sensory experience and ignite a spark. Get ready for fun!
This free event is open to both adults and children. Wear something comfortable you can move in. Be prepared to practice barefoot. Sign-in and waiver form required before stepping onto the mat. Enter your name for drawing to win a door prize.
Here's the schedule:
10am: Doors open. Sign in, enter your name for the door prize. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and get oriented to the space.
10:30 am: Step onto the mat for a sensory experience and introduction to the art of aikido. Get your body moving. Everyone can participate at their own pace.
11:30 am - noon: Enjoy! We will have tea and sushi. Socialize and ask questions of members. Door prize drawing.
This is an ideal opportunity to experience Aikido firsthand. If you enjoy the practice, you can move on to the "First Course" - a beginners series offered at a special price.
First Course in Aikido: Start April 30, 2019
Ready to dig in to your first course? Aikido practice is tasty and nourishing! For the first day, plan to wear something comfortable you can move in. Be prepared to practice barefoot. Before stepping onto the mat we’ll ask you to clean your feet and remove any jewelry. Once you’ve registered for the series we’ll help you order a gi (uniform) at no additional cost.
Tuesdays 6:15pm- 7:15pm: Apr 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28.*
$97 (package price includes class series and uniform).
*Attend the first 3 classes of the series and you’ll be eligible for additional bonus classes: Sat. May 18, Mon. May 20, and Wed. May 22.
Register online. From the registration page, scroll down to the “events” section near the bottom of the page and select “First Course”
Sign up as a REGULAR MEMBER:
Become a dojo member at any time
New members may begin training anytime in the month. As a regular adult member you pay monthly dues and train as much as you want through the month. Any unrestricted adult classes on the schedule are open to you.
First Steps for Regular Membership
Easy Start Guide:
A) Come to the dojo and observe a class.
B) Register online
A) Come to the dojo and observe a class. You don't have to make an appointment. Just drop by. Come to the dojo and watch a regular class any time. View our class schedule and check directions to our location. Senior members will be happy to answer your questions.
For your first class you can wear T-shirt and loose-fitting long pants; anything you can move in comfortably. A member will assist you with your first class. If you want to buy a uniform (gi) we’ll help you get the right fit. You can buy a uniform right away (most adult sizes are $55) or opt to defer purchase until the second month. If you already have an appropriate training uniform then no purchase is required.
Train as much as you want, any regular unrestricted adult classes on the schedule are open to you including weapons classes. Members are welcome to participate in orientation classes, special weapons intensives and other community activities.
Good Foot option: Start your practice off on a good foot with two private lessons: When you first join as a regular member you can opt for two lessons with the Chief Instructor, Suzane Van Amburgh, at a discounted rate. For details, please inquire.
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