COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE 11/1/2020: Seattle AIkikai has transitioned into our winter schedule and is offering virtual training 5 days a week with one in-person socially distanced no-contact outdoor class on Saturday mornings, weather permitting. For more information on class offerings and policies, visit our Join page.

UPDATE 7/13/2020: Seattle AIkikai’s physical dojo space is now permanently closed, but we are still training! We will be offering socially distanced no-contact outdoor training 4 days a week. For more information on class offerings and policies, visit our Join page.

UPDATE 3/16/2020: In compliance with Gov Inslee’s March 16 emergency order, Seattle Aikikai is closed for all activities until further notice.

UPDATE 3/11/2020: Seattle Public Schools has announced today that it will be closing for two weeks in light of COVID-19 concerns. Following their policy, Seattle Aikikai will proactively close for two weeks, until March 25 for all classes.

We will be following up tomorrow with more information about our upcoming schedule and ways to stay engaged with your training as well as looking at opportunities to be of service to our community during this public health crisis.

The dojo will continue monitoring this situation closely (CDC and King County Public Health Department) and will continue to follow the protocol of the Seattle Public Schools. With that said, this is a time for facts, not fear. There are common sense measures to protect yourself from COVID-19 that you should be practicing regardless of whatever virus is circulating at the moment.

  • The best line of defense is to wash hands frequently, especially before eating or before and after touching your face.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms, unless you need medical treatment.

Also keep your immune system healthy by getting enough sleep, eating well, and hydrating, and by enjoying exercise. Try to minimize stress, which can lower immune defenses and make you more vulnerable to illness.

For the latest  information about COVID-19, disease prevention and monitoring, please refer to the cdc.gov website.

Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep the dojo a safe place to train, not only during the Coronavirus but throughout the year.


Seattle Public Schools has announced that it will be closing for two weeks in light of COVID-19 concerns. Following their policy, Seattle Aikikai will proactively close for two weeks, until March 25 for all classes.

The dojo is monitoring this situation closely (CDC and King County Public Health Department) and will follow the protocol of the Seattle Public Schools. With that said, this is a time for facts, not fear. There are commonsense measures to protect yourself from COVID-19 that you should be practicing regardless of whatever virus is circulating at the moment.

• The best line of defense is to wash hands frequently, especially before eating or before and after touching your face.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms, unless you need medical treatment.

Also keep your immune system healthy by getting enough sleep, eating well, and hydrating, and by enjoying exercise like Aikido training. Try to minimize stress, which can lower immune defenses and make you more vulnerable to illness.

For the latest  information about COVID-19, disease prevention and monitoring, please refer to the cdc.gov website.

Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep the dojo a safe place to train, not only during the Coronavirus but throughout the year.

What we are doing

  • Sanitizing high-touch areas such as doorknobs, door handles, faucet handles, iPad kiosk, keyboard, and light switches.
  • Requiring everyone to wash their hands before stepping on the mat, and after stepping off the mat.
  • Cleaning the mat regularly with anti-microbial solution.
  • Asking any student that has any symptoms to stay away from the dojo.