Adult Aikido Classes
Most adult aikido classes at AOSB combine students of all skill levels. Our teachers are skilled at adjusting the curriculum and instruction to whoever is in class. All Level classes provide students a diverse and challenging training experience.
The Fundamentals class is for beginning and advanced students alike. Fundamental classes move at a slower pace than regular All Levels classes. They offer in-depth instruction on 1 or 2 techniques, and explore in detail the foundational exercises and underlying skills needed to execute these techniques.
Prospective students may take one Fundamentals class as a "trial" class for a $20 mat fee. No commitments or uniforms are required. If you choose to become a member after an introductory Fundamentals class, the mat fee will be applied to your first month's dues. Please contact us in advance to schedule your Fundamentals class.
Training with the staff (jo) and wooden sword (bokken) are integral parts of aikido. Weapons practice at AOSB incorporates individual forms (kata), paired kata, and defenses against armed attackers.
The advanced practice is the only restricted class at AOSB. Only students ranked 3rd kyu and higher may attend. Advanced practice incorporates all elements of aikido training.
Youth/Teen Aikido Classes
All Levels, ages 6-12
Most youth classes are All Levels, and combine students of different ages and skill levels. Our teachers are skilled at adjusting the curriculum and instruction to the age and experience of students. The diversity of age and skill level in an individual class provides students with a varied and challenging training environment.
Teen/Advanced Youth, Ages 10-15
Teen classes provide teenagers and soon-to-be teenagers with an opportunity to train with students of equal size, age, and maturity. Students younger than 10 who are mature and have achieved an advanced rank may attend these classes with instructor permission. Students ages 13-15 in this program may begin making the transition to adult practice with instructor permission.