1. Sign up for our mailing list here.
2. Show up to any one of the classes listed on our schedule. One of our instructors will greet you as soon as possible and get you started. You are welcome to participate in your first class free of charge or simply observe.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Your first 4 classes are free of charge. After that, membership costs $60 per month for Adults, $35 per month for Students, and $30 per month for children. We also have discounted rates for members that set up recurring subscriptions and members who choose to pay quarterly, bi-annually, or anually. Members can attend as many of our regularly scheduled classes as they like. These monthly dues cover the cost of running our dojo and go towards paying for rent, heat, electricity, and supplies. Since we are an all volunteer run organization our membership fees are extremely affordable in comparison to other dojos that operate more like a typical business.
Feel free to wear any clothing that is comfortable, flexible, and durable enough to withstand grabbing, pulling, etc. Ideally, we'd prefer that you wear an Aikido gi (uniform) to follow Aikido tradition and help you avoid damaging your clothes while practicing with us. If you'd like to be fitted for a gi and purchase locally, we'd recommend buying from Continental Martial Arts at 494 Monroe Ave.
For everyone's safety, please remove all jewelry and any loose/dangling piercings before class.
Aikido Kokikai Federation USA (AKF USA) is a membership organization who's mission is to:
Our dojo is affiliated with AKF USA and one of our Chief Instructors, Brian Martens, currently sits on the AKF USA Board of Trustees.
AKF USA membership is required to attend seasonal Kokikai camps and test for ranks within the organization. Our students are required to become members at the time of their first test. Currently, AKF USA membership costs $50 per year.
For more information, please visit: kokikaiusa.org