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. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us for sliding scale rates or scholarships.
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. Visit us or click the getting started button to learn more.
At Tacoma Aikikai, we believe that everyone with a strong desire to train Aikido deserves the opportunity to do so. Sliding Scale and Scholarship Rates are available to meet the financial needs of everyone in our community – no documentation needed. Please contact us to apply.
We love having families in the dojo. To help support your memberships, we offer family discounts at the following levels.
2 members – 10%
3 members – 15%
4+ members – 20%
Become a Member
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
Tacoma 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 member scholarships and many local, regional, and international seminars and camps.