Visitors are always welcome to come and ask questions, observe or try out a class during scheduled training sessions.
Classes are open to people with or without previous physical training. There's no need to get in shape before joining. Students work at their own level of physical ability and stamina, resting when necessary and challenging themselves when appropriate. Training can also be modified to work around existing injuries or disabilities.
Everyone's training is self-paced, with each developing at his or her own rate. We introduce the fundamentals in the first few sessions, while the more experienced students learn additional techniques and concepts as they progress. All ranks and abilities train together, with the instructors and more experienced students helping the newer members learn the basics. Training with different partners at various skills levels, including beginners, actually is enjoyable and beneficial for all.
Most people train one or two days per week. Depending on your schedule, you can train up to 5 days per week by coming to either one or both of our training locations. Since Aikido is a self-directed, lifetime study, missing classes from time to time is not a problem. The instructors take a long view of everyone's training and tailor learning objectives to each member's interest and level.