Tacoma Aikido Class Membership Cost

Membership Dues

Membership at Tacoma Aikikai

Membership is easy. Dojo membership opens the door to unlimited training in the adults, teens, or kids programs. Monthly membership dues are not payment for classes. Members dues, time, and energy on the mat all support the dojo community so that we all can continue to train together. Please contact us for sliding scale rates.

Because learning a martial art takes time, we ask that new students commit to three months of training upon initial registration. Uniforms are optional during this time. After this initial period, we don’t have contracts, but we do ask that you communicate with us for any change in membership status.


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Membership Contributions

Adult Monthly Membership
Adult Monthly Membership (Student Rate)
Youth Monthly Membership (Kids, Juniors, Teens)
Monthly Dues
New Student Uniform
Annual Birankai Affiliation Fee (Adult Kyu Ranks)
Youth Belt Testing Fee
Mat Fee (Visitors from other Dojos)
Other Fees
$60-65 +tax

*Recurring automatic payments through our online member portal are the default method of payment – students may opt out of automatic payments for financial or other reasons after initial registration. New members can join at any time during the month for a prorated membership dues rate. Family discounts on full-price memberships are applied after initial registration.

At Tacoma Aikikai, we believe that everyone with a strong desire to train Aikido deserves the opportunity to do so. Reduced Sliding Scale Rates may be available. Please contact us to apply.

Family Discounts:

We love having families in the dojo. To help support your memberships, we offer family discounts for full price memberships.

2 members – 10%

3 members – 15%

4+ members – 20%

Donate and Support

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

Membership with Birankai North America

Birankai North America Aikido MemberTacoma Aikikai is a member dojo of Birankai North America, an organization established by T. K. Chiba Shihan. As members of Birankai North America, we benefit from strong relationships with a community of Aikido practitioners around the country and around the world. Through the organization, our ranking is recognized by the Aikikai World Headquarters at Hombu Dojo, our teaching and training is held to a high common standard of technical proficiency, and we receive organizational support through funding and many local, regional, and international seminars and camps.