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For Members

22nd anniversary in San Francisco, One year anniversary at Slovenian Hall

January 2017

Dear Dojo Students,

As I catch glimpses of the spectacular San Francisco cityscape through the arched windows of our dojo space, I know that we are a significant part of the soul of this city. Our dojo has been here now for 22 years and we have weathered all the many changes in the city during that time.

May the training we do together during this year contribute to the broader effort of many to bring the energies of love and justice to the fore.

I stand in appreciation of your dedication to training and to the opportunity you give me to deepen my understanding of Aikido through teaching.

Love from,

Dojo Dues Policy

Members pay dues monthly, either using the credit card / Paypal option or by sending checks. In order to insure the stability of the dojo, we ask that regular members also maintain their dues payments when they are going to miss all or most of the month due to vacations, etc.

Pay by Credit Card or PayPal

LevelDescriptionOne MonthThree Months
Member $125 per month
$375 for three months
Low Income $115 per month
$345 for three months
$125 per month
(12 automatic monthly payments)
Low Income
$115 per month
(12 automatic monthly payments)
Hardship If you are experiencing financial difficulty,
please speak with the chief instructor,
and we will try to work something out.
Monthly Only

Annual dojo subscriptions may be cancelled through your PayPal account.
Please read Paypal's instructions for cancelling a subscription.

Pay by Check

You may also use checks to pay dojo dues. Most people sending checks do so via their online banking service, arranging for the checks to arrive about 5 days before the first day of the month. Checks should be sent to our mailing address:

Heart of San Francisco Aikido
3041 Mission Street #125
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dojo Classes & Events

Please check the dojo calendar for the class schedule and upcoming events.

Aikido Terms Glossary

The practice of Aikido uses many Japanese words and phrases. This glossary is a brief introduction to some of the terms you will learn in your practice at our dojo.

Guidelines for Kyu and Shodan Exams

Remember there are guidelines - use them to aid your practice.

Review the exam guidelines >

On a test, you may be asked to demonstrate techniques which are not on this list. For that, the only preparation is to train regularly.

Dan Essays

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