Yamada Sensei teaching a class
Welcome
If you are thinking of learning Aikido there is no better place to begin than at the New York Aikikai. You will benefit from its straightforward approach to traditional aikido. Your opportunity for personal progress is unlimited because your dues entitle you to unlimited classes throughout the month. Check the class schedule and instruction staff to see how the New York Aikikai offers you the highest level instruction, 7 days a week, five times a day.
Please don’t let the size and prestige of the New York Aikikai intimidate you. Beginners are always welcome. The dojo also offers special Beginner Classes twice each month, at no additional charge, where aikido fundamentals and basics are taught in a stress-free atmosphere.
Preparation
Please observe a class before joining. No appointment is necessary. You will see that training in Aikido is above all enjoyable and exhilarating. When you visit, feel free to ask the instructor, the dojo staff or members any questions. (see also FAQs).
You may sign up for membership at any time (please see “Rates” for details). All you need to start is a gi (practice uniform), available for purchase at the dojo. With a daily schedule that starts at 6:45 AM and ends at 6:45 PM the New York Aikikai will surely have a class that's perfect
for you. Visit us soon.
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