How to Start

You are welcome to join the dojo at any time and start attending classes. If you prefer a more structured introduction, join one of our one-month Beginner Series. These once-a-week classes cover all the basics you need to get started.

There is currently no Beginners Series scheduled. Check back or contact us to find out when the next session will be held.

What to expect

New to Aikido? Come visit the dojo and meet us. Visitors are welcome to watch class, and we will answer any questions you have. When you decide you want to try it, you may take a free class. Follow the instructions below to register.

Once you are ready to join, we will be excited to welcome you into the Seattle Aikikai community. We believe that every person can practice Aikido regardless of any limitations and that you bring a unique quality to our dojo. Once you join Seattle Aikikai as a beginner, you will receive individual instruction on basic skills, such as conditioning, etiquette, and footwork. As you progress, you will be fully integrated into the classes and receive group and individual instruction on basic techniques.

Questions or concerns? Email us! We will be happy to help you.

IMPORTANT: Please review our COVID protocols before registering for any class.

1. Log in

Go to our ZenPlanner site. Log in with your ZenPlanner email and password, and sign the waiver.

2. Reserve

Choose Calendar, and find the class you want to register for. Click on the class, and reserve your spot.

3. What to wear

Dress in comfortable clothing that allows you to move, such as sweats or yoga pants and t-shirt.

4. Attend a class

You will receive an email about where to meet once you register. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.