Joining the Dojo

Start Aikido at any time

For new or returning students, Seattle Aikikai offers a Two-Month Aikido Startup package. This includes up to four basics classes per week, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 PM, and Tuesday and Thursdays Noon–1:00 PM.

Adult Two-month Aikido Startup


Two-month Aikido Startup



Enrollment steps:

1. Watch a class and meet our instructor. People with no previous Aikido experience are encouraged to observe a basics class: Mon. and Wed., 7-8PM, Tues. and Thurs., noon-1PM If you have previous Aikido experience, please observe any class on our schedule.

2. Fill out a registration form at the dojo and complete your payment. The Aikido Startup package for new members is $180 ($120 for students), and includes up to four basics classes per week for two months, and a training uniform (a $70 value). You can pay in person at the dojo with cash, check or credit card. You can pay online with paypal or a credit card.

3. Pick up your uniform (gi) and introductory packet before attending your first class. We highly recommend washing your uniform before wearing as they run large and need to be pre-shrunk. You can pick these items up on the same day you observe class if you are ready to join then.

4. Start attending classes. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class so that we can give you an orientation to the dojo. We will help you with your uniform and basic dojo etiquette. During your first class you will be given individual instruction to learn proper footwork and how to fall safely before you start learning aikido techniques. Our instructors and senior students are happy to help you get started and are always available to help you with any questions you may have.

Ongoing Membership

Regular membership dues are $110 per month, or $80 for students.

There are two ways to sign up for ongoing membership for adults or children. You can authorize electronic transfer for ongoing monthly membership dues by filling out the form at the dojo. Alternatively, you may use the link below to set up monthly payments by credit card or by Paypal; this option includes a $3 per month transaction fee.

Make sure to also sign up for the Dojo Members Mailing List so we can keep you informed of dojo events.

Monthly Dues Membership:


Monthly Dues Membership (includes $3 service fee)