The best way for you to decide if Aikido is right for you is to join us on the mat for a free class. This will afford you the opportunity to see first-hand our welcoming class atmosphere and dedication for new students. Please note, the minimum age to train is 16 years with a parent/guardian.
You should plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order for introductions and to go over the necessary paperwork. Please dress in sweat pants and a t-shirt.
Once you have made the decision to join our dojo, please be prepared to write a check for the first month's practice fee ($50) and annual membership fees ($45) written in the amount of $95 and made payable to Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Indiana. Monthly dues are due by the first Sunday of each month. We do not require contracts.
Students are required to practice in an all-white Aikido gi. We suggest ebogu.com or Tozando.com for gis and hakama. Other equipment you will need is a practice wooden sword called a bokken and a wooden staff called a jo. We recommend the following products (please note dimensions): White Oak Jo from e-bogu and Hickory Bokken from Bugei
Our class structure is quite simple, everyone practices in the open class format. The subject matter is not practiced according to one's rank. Your training will be commensurate with your level of experience. Everyone was a beginner once!
Guests are welcome to practice at Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Indiana. We do ask that visitors refrain from teaching their own style and follow our rules of dojo etiquette.
*Please arrive 15 minutes early.
$50 per month, by 1st Sunday of each month
$45 annual fee, on joining, yearly thereafter
Classes are held locally in the Monroe County Martial Arts studio, just north of College Mall at 223 S Pete Ellis Drive Suite #19 (inside the Monroe Co. Martial Arts studio), in Bloomington, Indiana.
Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any additional questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!