How do I start?
Come to the dojo - 347 Given Tce - during class times
Have a chat to an instructor, and observe a class if you want
Sign a form with your details
Join in on the mats
Can I watch a class?
Absolutely, anyone is welcome to come and watch any class held during the week.
Can I try a class?
Of course. It's easy to join our Foundational class to see if Aikido is right for you. New members are welcome to attend any Thursday night session, the "Foundations" class, and you don’t have to wait for a specific week to start. This session introduces you to the basic movements and etiquette of Aikido and provides a platform for your ongoing participation in any of our weekly classes. You just need to wear some comfortable exercise clothes, eg. shorts and a t-shirt to start with. If you already have a uniform from doing karate or judo previously, feel free to wear that.
When you go up the stairway to our dojo, just take a seat on the chairs at the top. It is best to arrive 10 minutes before the class start time, to fill in a short form before training.
I can't do Thursday nights, which class can I go to otherwise?
If Thursday night is not practical for your schedule, you may attend any other class in the Timetable. The instructor will help you with the basics whichever class you attend.
What are the costs?
The costs per class is $15 and we also offer a special introduction rate of $40 for unlimited classes during your first month at the club (our normal monthly fee for unlimited classes is $80, concession/student fee $60).