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How to Join the Dojo

Free Trial Class

We invite you to try a class before you join the dojo.  In your free trial class you will meet other students, see Aikido in action, and learn a few basic moves.  A dojo member will be available to answer your questions and make sure you have the information and experience you need to decide if Aikido training is right for you.

Introductory Packages

As you begin your training, you have the "beginner's mind" we all strive to recreate. Your senses are heightened to take in new information, not dulled by habit and routine. You are ready to take any action, without knowing what comes next. Though crucial to learning, the beginner's mind can feel uncomfortable. We support newer students with coaching from experienced aikidoka, and introductory memberships that get you on the mat and training though that initial phase.

Monthly Membership

Dojo Members attend unlimited classes (up to their level of skill and fitness), and receive coaching and rank (kyu) advancement at no additional charge. Monthly rates are listed below. Families who train together enjoy a 20% discount for additional family members.

We never require long term commitments. We do, however, offer discounts for those interested in enrolling for 3, 6, or 12 month intervals. Please inquire within the dojo.

Flexible Training Plans

Sarasota is home to performers, seasonal residents, and others for whom a regular practice of two or three classes per week is not feasible. We offer private lessons as well as drop-in (pay by the class.) Drop-in rates are listed below. To arrange a private lesson, please contact info@aikidosarasota.com or (941) 404-5801

Not Sure Where to Begin?

We are committed to the vision that anyone can train and develop their own self-mastery through Aikido. When a student is willing to learn, we are willing to work together to support your training. Contact the dojo, and we will be happy to help find the best fit for you.