Aikido Shugyo Dojo offers classes 7 days a week. The first class is free and newcomers are welcome to attend the basics classes. See our overview of classes to find out which classes are suitable for you. For the detail of information, please see What’s happening.
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special events and holiday closures.
5:15pm – 6:15pm Children & Youth
6:30pm – 7:30pm Adult Basic (First Monday of the month: free intro class)
7:45pm – 8:45pm Advanced (2nd kyu & Above)
6:30pm – 7:30pm Adult Class
7:45pm – 8:45pm Weapons: all levels
6:30pm – 7:30pm Children & Youth
7:45pm – 9:00pm Advanced (2nd kyu & Above)
9pm – 10pm Free Practice (members only)
6:30pm – 7:30pm Adult Basic
7:45pm – 8:45pm Adult Class
6:30pm – 7:30pm Weapons: all levels
7:45pm – 8:45pm Weapons: advanced
10am – 11:30am Adult/ Adult Basic
12 noon – 1pm Children & Youth
11am – 12 noon Adult Class
12:30pm – 1:30pm Free Practice (members only)
Overview of Classes
Children and Youth – (ages 6-15)
Children are introduced to basic movements of Aikido, dojo manners and the discipline of a martial art. Children learn to fall and roll. Practicing with a partner, sometimes through using games, is also part of the curriculum.READ MORE
Adult Basic – adult students (ages 16+)
Students develop a solid foundation of fundamental techniques (including falling and rolling). More experienced students attend basics classes to refine their practice. Children and youths (ages 13-15) need permission to attend basic classes.
Adult – all adult students who have successfully passed their 6th kyu test
Techniques tend to be more advanced and classes are at a brisker pace.
Adult Advanced – students ranked 2nd kyu and above. The pace is quicker. While basic movements are still emphasized, requirements for advanced ranks are the focus. Facility in falling and rolling is required.
Yudansha – students ranked ni dan and higher. Training is focused on more advanced kata and ukemi practice beyond testing requirements.
Adult Weapons – all adult students who have 20 or more hours of practice. Weapons training is integral to aikido and enhances empty-handed practice. Students learn basic weapons techniques and learn the skills that are part of testing requirements. Youths (ages 13-15) require permission to attend adult weapons classes.
Advanced Weapons – all adult students who have passed a pre-requisite test
A higher degree of basic weapons skills is required. Since training goes beyond the basic level, students must be already competent with fundamental weapons techniques.
Free practice – all adult students
This is not a class but a training opportunity. Students come with a partner to work on techniques and/or prepare for testing. There is no teaching but an advanced student supervises.