What is Aikido?

Aikido is a martial art that does not hurt your opponent.  Since winning in battles is not the goal, we focus more on body handling and breathing than on strength-based training.  Aikido does not compete for strength and skill, and so “Aikido has no game” is one of the characteristics of Aikido. 

Dojo Tour and Free Trial

Whenever I see terrible news that women and children became victims of crime, I always think it might be a good idea to learn Aikido to protect yourself.

By practicing Aikido, even weak women and small children can handle and control strong opponents.

Let me tell you the case that we heard from one of our parents whose daughter was a member of our club.
She was in grade 3 in Aikido at that time. She had been a bullied child at school. One day, a boy was trying to push her away in the hallway. She made a quick step aside and controlled him by reflex action.
She came to get some self-confidence after that incident and could escape from being bullied.

You can have some room in your heart by learning techniques of “protect yourself”.
Holding enough room in your heart, you can get a wide field of view, which makes it easier to keep away from any dangers.

“Controlling the opponent without hurting” is the philosophy of Aikido.
If you feel sympathy for it and would like to learn techniques to protect yourself, I recommend you to book for a Dojo Tour or Free Trial at an Aikido dojo near you.

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Anyone can observe our class.
Elementary and junior high school students are supposed to be accompanied by their parents.
Please use this form to apply for the free trial.

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    Enrollment and monthly fees

    The entrance fee for the Asa-minami Aikido Club is 3,000 yen and the monthly fee is 1,000 yen.

    Monthly fees are collected for half a year in December (first half) and June (second half).

    When you enroll in the middle of the session, you will be charged the monthly fee for the remaining months. For example, if you enroll in March, the monthly fee will be 4,000 yen for the four months from March to June.

    If you apply for membership with your family, the monthly fee is half the price from the second person.

    Enrollment procedure

    Let us know your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address.
    You are supposed to pay the entrance fee and the monthly fees to the staff of our club directly.

    Please use this form to apply for your enrollment.


    I want my kids to join your class. Is it possible?

    We accept elementary school students.
    It would become dark outside after the class and that would be dangerous.
    For elementary and junior high school students, we would like to ask you to take care of your children before and after class.

    What should I prepare for the class?

    Initially, sportswear will do as far as you can move your body without hesitation.
    We recommend wearing Aikido-wear when you get used to Aikido. But you can also use Karate-wear or Judo-wear if you like.
    You can use wooden swords or canes which are installed at our dojo for the time being.
    You can buy your wooden swords or canes after you accomplish a certain level.

    Is there anything to do when I have to be absent from class because of my sickness or work?

    No need to inform us. You can come at any time you can.
    We’d appreciate it if you can tell us in case of a long absence.

    Can I have a tour or a free trial?

    We welcome tours and free trials. Please feel free to apply.
    You can apply from the “Contact us” page.