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.
All students and visitors must sign a waiver before stepping on the mat. Observers are always welcome (no fee) any time we have class. Member students, join our Yahoo! Group for access to the dojo listserv. Students should also visit the Our Dojo page. For class times, see our Schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am completely new to aikido and martial arts. Will I be able to keep up with class?
We recommend students completely new to aikido and martial arts in general start with the Monday class or the Tuesday/Thursday beginners' classes as they tend to focus more on fundamentals. You are welcome to join the Wednesday and Saturday classes, however, be aware that they may be more physically rigorous.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No contract is required. Members must sign a liability waiver for insurance purposes. Payments are due monthly.
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 difficult because their hands cannot fit around the wrists of many of the adults and many children prefer to participate in things where there are other children.
Do you provide individual classes?
We do not provide training 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.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at AikidoOf