Getting started in Aikido is easy, simply
come to a class. There is always room on the mat.
Our members are of all ages, athletic
abilities and experience levels. The membership of any class may
have fitness buffs to the less athletic. Ages can range from 11
to 50, and everyone in between.
We welcome visitors to come and watch a class in session. Asking
questions of the instructors and senior students before and after
class is encouraged. All we ask is that you respect the dojo and its
members, if observing a class please stay off the mats and refrain
from loud conversations when class is in session, especially when the
instructor is demonstrating.
If joining a class, ask a senior student to help get you started. No
special clothing or equipment is required. If you decide to stick with
Aikido, you will be required to get a gi before testing or attending
Aikido is a contemplative budo and requires respect, focus and
humility. We emphasize the philosophical aspects of the art, but never
overlook the technique and what makes it all work. The key to aikido is
to practice with compassion, focus on connection and fluidity, and relax.
Aikido should be practiced when you are alert and energized, and when
you are tired and drained. It should be practiced when you are inspired,
and when you are not inspired. You should practice the basics with
beginners, slow and purposeful. Practice hard and fast with the advanced
students. Practice when you're young. Practice when your old. But, in all,
We strongly suggest students attend at least two classes a week.