We invite anyone to visit the dojo and attend class.

First, we recommend that prospective students arrange to observe a class and speak with the students and instructors. There is no charge for observing class. We often recommend observation because it allows a prospective student to see what class is like without pressure to participate. Prospective students who want to participate in a class may wear comfortable clothing (like athletic wear). As a courtesy to inquiring students, Aikido South extends three complimentary classes to evaluate the dojo.

Visiting students or students with aikido experience may join us on the mat in whatever training attire they prefer. We ask for a small mat fee to help keep up the dojo. The dojo is a member of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) organization and the mat is open to everyone.

Students who decide to join the dojo will fill out a Training Waiver with general information such as address, phone number, etc. and return the waiver along with the first month’s dues. The dojo offers convenient online payment options for dues. There is no term contract involved. Students may resign membership from the dojo at any time by simply giving thirty days notice.

The first few months of training are often difficult because you are making room in your schedule and your budget for training. We strongly recommend new students set a three-month goal of regular attendance to adjust to training.