Dues can be paid via cash, check or PayPal.
Beginners: $55 a month ($50 with student ID)
Advanced: $65 a month ($55 with student ID)
Visitors: $12 daily mat fee
Beginners' dues allow you to train during Beginners classes and All Levels classes. Beginners and advanced students train together in the beginners' classes. Focus is on basic techniques.
The Advanced class is for students with a foundational understanding of technical aspects and exercises, and who can safely take falls in a faster paced class. Classes are divided this way to prevent injuries. If you believe you are ready for the advanced class but have not yet been invited, please speak with sensei.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose aikido?
Aikido is an excellent form of self-defense that emphasizes blending with your opponent in a non-aggressive way.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Do I need to buy any special clothing when I first start training?
Beginners can train in sweat pants and t-shirt (loose fitting clothing) until more routine training begins. At that point, students should purchase a gi.
Where can I buy a gi and other supplies?
Do you have classes for children?
We do not have children's classes; however, in the past we have had children train with the adults. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Physically it is more challenging. Also, many children prefer to participate in things where there are other children. The best way to see if we're a fit for your child is to visit the dojo with your child.
Do you provide individual classes?
We do not provide private classes for individuals. The dojo philosophy is that group training is more conducive to learning Aikido because you can train with many different partners at many different levels.
Who are the instructors?
What are the testing requirements?
Aikido of Arlington test requirements are based on the kyu and dan test requirements of Aikido of San Leandro, run by Pat Hendricks shihan and California Aikido Association Division 1 head. The test requirements are meant to be a guide to help students focus their training. Techniques called during testing will be up to sensei's discretion.
I am still unsure about joining the dojo … ?
The best way to see if we're a fit for you is to visit us.