Classes

COVID-19 update as of March 22, 2021

With the return of warmer weather, we will begin training outdoors in April on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Tuesday evening class will continue to be offered via Zoom. In the event of inclement weather, instructors may decide to hold the class via Zoom instead. In that case, an email will be sent out at least 2 hours before class time. We are also offering individual mat times. Please contact instructors@aikidomn.org for more information.

Classes listed below are provided so that prospective students can see our normal classes that we will offer once it is safe to do so.


Aikido students practicing a hand technique

 

Our Aikido classes are conducted in a friendly, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere reflecting Japanese culture and samurai tradition.   Classes include weapons training, partner techniques, and learning safe rolls and breakfalls.

Our instructors are certified annually by AYANA and the Head Instructor, Akira Kushida-sensei.  Most have graduated from a 20-month instructor training course. We are fortunate to have several instructors who each bring their own individual styles to their Aikido instruction, while maintaining the integrity of Yoshokai Aikido techniques.

We begin our classes with a series of warm-up exercises and basic movements that are the foundation of the Aikido techniques to be taught. The teacher then demonstrates techniques that the students practice with partners or in small groups.

Dues for classes are monthly (the exception is our Introductory sessions) and based on the level and number of classes taken per week.


Schedule and Class Descriptions


You are welcome to stop by and watch a class at any time.


Beginner/Mid-level Class

For students age 15  and older. Come learn the basics of Aikido or continue your study of Aikido.  Classes are geared towards beginners through 5th kyu students.  Read more about starting Aikido and the beginner class. 

Beginner / Mid-level classes:
Saturdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, outdoors on the east parking lot
Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:00 pm via Zoom

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, outdoors on the east parking lot

Pay dues


Temporarily suspended: Kyu Test Technique Class (Beginner / Mid-level / Advanced)

A time for students age 15 and older to work on kyu test techniques at all levels.

Kyu Test Technique class:
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Pay dues


Advanced Class

Advanced classes offer students a chance to learn Aikido at a deeper level.  This class is geared towards students at 5th kyu level and above.  Instructor permission required.

Advanced classes:
Saturdays, 12:45 – 1:30 pm, outdoors on the east parking lot

Temporarily suspended – Tuesdays, 8:10 – 9:00 pm
Temporarily suspended – Thursdays, 8:10 – 9:00 pm
Pay dues


Youth Classes

For students age 7 – 14 years old.   Youth classes cover the same basic movements, rolls, and many of the same hand and weapon techniques as in the adult classes, but at a level appropriate for younger students. As with the adult classes, youth students learn to practice harmony and cooperation through Aikido techniques.  Learn more about Youth Aikido Classes. 

Youth class:
Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am, outdoors on the east parking lot
$40 / month
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Pay dues and register online.

If you have any questions or would like to visit a single class, please contact us at instructors@aikidomn.org