begin your training!
4 ways to get started with Aikido practice:
1. Join as a Regular Member - Start Today!
2. Schedule a Private Lesson - Start Anytime.
3. Attend an Aikido Appetizer - Join us for our free intro to Aikido & autumn open house, (date TBA).
4. Sign up for your First Course in Aikido - Next beginners series starts autumn 2017.
1. REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:
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. You'll get to see what it's all about.
B) Fill out an application form
C) Make payment
D) Join 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.
Fill out a brief application form and pay the $50 registration fee plus your first month’s membership dues. Monthly dues for a regular adult member is $85. Learn about all the membership categories and review our dues policies.
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 of $120 (regularly $75 each). Be sure to ask about this option at time of registration.
2. PRIVATE LESSONS:
People learn in a variety of styles and rhythms. Private lessons offer a different learning environment than group lessons. Students report a diverse set of benefits... LEARN MORE...
3. AIKIDO APPETIZER: free introduction
Spring and Fall (Spring date Apr. 8; Fall date TBA)
Aikido Appetizer is our Free Open House event
This is a great opportunity to try something NEW. Free of charge!
Enjoy a taste of what the practice of Aikido is all about. 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 upon arrival.
Here's the schedule:
- 10am: Doors open. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, sign in and get oriented to the space.
- 10:30 am: Step onto the mat for a sensory experience and introduction to the art of aikido. Whet your appetite for for martial practice and 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.
Whet your appetite and get a taste of what it's like to practice aikido. This is an ideal opportunity to experience Aikido firsthand.
You are invited to our free Open House - the Aikido Appetizer! Family, friends, neighbors are welcome!!
4. FIRST COURSE: BEGINNER'S SERIES
First Course in Aikido: Fall start date TBA
Special includes a uniform and classes two days per week. Fee $97
Ready to dig in to your first course? Aikido practice is tasty and nourishing! For the first day, you can arrive a few minutes before class. We'll get you registered and ready to roll. 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. You can fill out the application form now and bring it in with you. Make your payment for "First Course" through our online payment portal.
First Course participants are eligible to take the following classes :
Two fundamentals classes per week.
Wednesdays 6:15pm-7:15pm and Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am
Series runs Wednesday April 12th through Saturday May 6th.