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Phase 3 Washington is here! We are thrilled to open our doors again to regular classes and enrollment. Covid safety protocols, including masks and 50% occupancy are in effect. Contact us to learn more. 

Class Schedule

View our dynamic schedule below for real-time updates

Membership at Tacoma Aikikai provides unlimited access to training within each program: adults (includes aikido weapons), teens, youth, and iaido. In all classes, mixed levels train together, and individual instruction is geared for each student. Beginner’s are welcome at any time. While there is no limit to how much you can train, we recommend a minimum of two days a week to progress.

Class schedule subject to guidance from the Pierce County Department of Health. Check our online calendar for weekly updates.

 

 

Joining Tacoma Aikikai

Adults

New adult and student members can join anytime – registration is ongoing. Stop by to watch a class – visitors are always welcome.

Twice a year (spring and fall) we hold a 6-week Beginner’s Series for those interested in exploring aikido. The Beginner’s Series is not a prerequisite for new members.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Enrollment Steps:

1. If you are new to aikido, we ask that you that you observe a class before getting on the mat.

2. Register online or in the dojo. Take advantage of our New Student Special, which includes a uniform with your first month of classes.

3. Fill out waiver and (optional) automatic payment authorization forms at the dojo or by downloading below.

     4. Get on the mat and train!

Download Waiver: Tacoma Aikikai Adult Liability Waiver

Download Automatic Payment Form: Tacoma Aikikai Automatic Payment Authorization

Youth & Teens

New youth and teen members can join anytime – registration is ongoing. Youth and teen program commitments are on a semester basis. Students registering after the start of a term commit to the remainder of the term. New student orientations are held at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.

Youth classes and expectations are program specific, based on age. See our youth page for more information. Contact us if you have any questions.

Enrollment Steps:

1. Stop by the dojo to watch or try a class. Wear loose clothing that covers the elbows and knees.

2. Select the your program based on schedule and age range.

3. Register online or in the dojo. Take advantage of our New Student Special, which includes your first month of training and uniform.

4. Fill out waiver and (optional) automatic payment authorization forms at the dojo or by downloading below.

     5. Get on the mat and train!

Download Waiver: Tacoma Aikikai Youth Liability Waiver

Download Automatic Payment Form: Tacoma Aikikai Automatic Payment Authorization

 


Membership Contributions

Membership is easy. Monthly dues support the dojo and provide access to all program-specific classes. Dues stay the same no matter how much (or how little) you train.

Tacoma Aikikai is dedicated to sharing aikido with the community. Sliding scale rates and youth sponsorship grants are available. Please speak with us to learn more.

Unlike some gyms or other dojos, we don’t have contracts, but as a member, you are expected to make payments every month to support the dojo. Payments are due by the 10th of each month. Discounts applied for family members (2-10%, 3-20%, 4+-30%) and EFT autopayment.

Please contact us, if you have any questions regarding fees, registration, or payment.

Membership Maintenance Fee:

For adults/students taking a break in membership, we offer a $25/month maintenance fee to hold your registration status.

New Student Packages:
  • Adult New Student Special: $120 (1st month signup includes a uniform)
    Sliding Scale New Student Special: $90
  • Youth & Teen New Student Special: $100 (1 month and uniform)
    Sliding Scale Youth New Student Special: $80
What are Sliding Scale Rates?
Sliding Scale membership dues are discounted rates to help meet the financial needs of everyone in our community. Applicable to anyone who needs them in an effort to make aikido accessible. If you have additional financial needs, please speak with us to arrange accommodation.
Discounts
  • Family Discouts (2 members – 10%; members – 20%; 4+ members – 30%
  • Automatic EFT (electronic check) payment discount – 5%

 

Monthly Fee Schedule

 

Adult Program Monthly Fees Sliding Scale 
Aikido Monthly Membership $120 $90
Aikido New Student Special (one month + uniform) $120 $90
Aikido/Iaido Combination Monthly Membership $130 $95
Aikido /Iaido New Student Special (one month + uniform) $130 $95
Iaido Stand-Alone Membership $80 $60
Monthly maintenance fee (membership hold) $25
Mat fee (visitors from other dojos) $15
Youth Program Monthly Fees Sliding Scale 
Teen Aikido Monthly Membership (14+ years old) $80 $60
Teen New Student Special (one month + uniform)                   $100 $80
Youth Aikido Monthly Membership (7-14 years old) $80 $60
Youth New Student Special (one month + uniform) $100 $80

*Membership fees are prorated for students joining in the middle of the month

*Payments can be made in person or online via the Zen Planner student portal. After registration, you will receive an email with access the online system. Family and automatic payment discounts are applied by the school after initial registration.



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Donate and Support

Tacoma Aikikai’s mission  community empowerment for youth and adults. Your support to help us grow aikido in the South Sound is greatly appreciated. Funds go to help us with our dojo building fund and  youth sponsorships. Your donations are not tax deductible.