Learn Aikido in Tacoma

Getting Started

Beginner’s Series Membership in April

Intro Class: Thursdays 6:45 pm, April 6th -27th
+ additional weekly class based on your schedule
Cost: $80

Sign Up for Your Free Trial Class

Free 30-minute private introductory lesson for new Youth and Adult students.

Free trial in one of our Youth or Adult Beginner Aikido classes.

1. Visit

New and beginning students are welcome anytime. We recommend scheduling a free 30-minute private intro lesson to learn more about the dojo, meet the instructors, and get a few training basics. If that’s not an option, then join a free trial of one of our regularly scheduled classes. Wear loose clothing that covers the knees and elbows. 

Prospective students are always welcome to drop by and watch a class during our normal class schedule.

Email or call Us with questions any time and stay in touch by signing up for our mailing list.

2. Register

Register for membership online or at the dojo kiosk. Please let us know if you need sliding scale membership rates or family discounts so that we can update your membership profile.

Because learning a martial art takes time and investment, new students are asked to commit to three months of training upon initial registration.

Uniforms are optional during this time for the first three months, and can be purchased in the dojo at any time for $50-$55 + tax. We don’t have contracts, but we do ask that you communicate with us if you need to pause or cancel your membership.

3. Train

Get on the mat and train!

Kid and Teen Aikido students choose two preferred weekday classes, in addition to the Saturday all ages class and Friday teen class. Teens can also join adult classes with instructor permission. Adult Aikido Students can attend unlimited Beginner, Weapons, and All Levels classes. While there is no limit to how much you can train, we recommend committing to a minimum of two days a week.

We will focus on teaching you how to fall safely in your first classes, then you’ll join in group training to practice techniques and throws. Enjoy!

Learn more about our Programs for Adults, Teens, Kids, and the Community

Tacoma Aikikai is dedicated to sharing Aikido with the community. Sliding scale rates and scholarships are available. Please ask if you need it!

How Membership Works

Membership is easy. Monthly dues support the dojo and offer access to all program-specific classes (kids, teens, or adults).

Monthly membership payments are not payment for classes. Members dues, time, and energy on the mat all support the dojo community so that we can continue to train together. Payments and are due by the 10th of each month unless other arrangements are made. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us for sliding scale rates or scholarships.

Email us or stop by the dojo to watch your first and get started.

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