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Proof of COVID vaccination and well-fitting masks
are required for participation in dojo classes and events.

For Beginners

Aikido: A Martial Art of Peace

The pacifist philosophy or Aikido is reflected in the movements of the art. We practice moving ourselves from a position of conflict to a position of harmony with another, redirecting the energy of an attack, and leading a partner to a place of peaceful resolution.

Basics Instruction

Basics instruction includes presentation of Aikido techniques as well as the core principles of the art — harmony and peace — and how the techniques reflect these principles.

If you are interested in trying Aikido, sign up here. We will contact you about the next available class and the location. Proof of vaccination should be sent at least 24 hours before the first class. Photo ID is required upon arrival.

We require everyone to wear well-fitting masks that are N95, KN95, or KF94. We keep a few in the dojo if you need one.

Continuing to practice

After you have attended a few Basics classes, we will invite you to general classes as you continue to build your skills in the Basics class. This will offer you the opportunity to practice with more experienced students, and, as in all classes, under the guidance of experienced teachers of the lineage.

Our instructors are great at tailoring each session to the various skill levels of the students present, so that everyone benefits from the class. Instructors and advanced students give special care to beginners toward safely and comfortably developing their basic skills. Caring for everyone’s safety and well-being is at the heart of our philosophy.

Our dojo’s members span a range of age, physical capability, and previous movement experience. Everyone is welcome to try Aikido with us.

We offer an Intro to Aikido course several times periodically throughout the year on Sundays 4:00pm to 5:00pm. After completing 4 weeks, you will have the fundamental skills to join the dojo and begin paying monthly dues.

Please use this interest form to ask questions you may have about our dojo and the Basics program. We also have more information on our FAQ page, and you can learn more about Aikido from our list of suggested books.

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