5 Week Introduction to Aikido Course

Five (5) Week $59 Introduction To Aikido Course

Free Uniform With Sign Up

Please note that this course is postponed until the Covid19 lockdown ends. Sign ups will be refunded or credited. Be safe! 

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Spring 2020 SESSION 2 Course Begins April 4th, For ages 15 and up

This 5 week low cost course is designed to introduce you to the etiquette, culture, techniques, and classes of a traditional Aikido school. If you were ever curious about trying the martial art of Aikido and wanted a taste of all the benefits it had to offer but didn’t want to start with the full Aikido program, then this is the course for you! An introductory course is also a great gift option for the Japanese culture enthusiast in your life!

Please note that the course must be paid for prior to the start of the first class in order to guarantee a spot and a uniform (in person or via Paypal, you can bring cash or check day of). After signing up, you will be sent an email with instructions on payment, introducing the instructors and the Long Island Aikikai, details on what to expect during the course, and fun tidbits on Japanese culture and Aikido.

If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact the dojo for a copy. The day before the course begins, your instructor will reach out to you via their personal email for any last minute questions or concerns.

Your uniform will be available to you on the first day of class, but you may also pick it up by contacting the dojo prior to the start of the course.

You can also pay for the course by clicking here (It will redirect you to our Paypal)

Don’t want to wait for the next session? Come do a free trial class with us! (Click Here)


Benefits of Aikido

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that combines joint locks, throws, and pins with the philosophy of blending and harmonizing with incoming forces. It can be practice slow and methodical, or fast and dynamic, and is adaptable to everyone’s specific needs. Short staff (jo) and Japanese swordwork is also part of the curriculum.

    • Improve flexibility, balance, and stability
    • Learn how to fall safely
    • Physical benefits of exercise and aerobics
    • Mental health and wellness
    • Increase body and self awareness
    • Have fun while honing new skills
    • Learn about Japanese culture and traditions
    • Make new friends and become part of an amazing group of dedicated practitioners



During this 5 week course, we will cover:

    • Dojo etiquette and Japanese culture
    • Safe and proper ways to take falls – ukemi waza
    • Common grabs and strikes
    • Common techniques – nage waza from grabs and strikes
    • Introduce short staff – jo – techniques
    • Introduce sword – bokken/bokuto – techniques



Course Schedule (Held 4 times a year, Each class is 1 Hour and 15 Minutes Long)

    1. Saturday – April 4, 2020 – 3:00PM (Introduction, basic dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, Aikido)
    2. Saturday – April 11, 2020 – 3:00PM (Aikido)
    3. Saturday – April 18, 2020 – 3:00PM (Aikido)
    4. Saturday – April 25, 2020 – 3:00PM (Short Staff – Jo)
    5. Saturday – May 2nd, 2020 – 3:00PM (Japanese Sword – Bokuto/Bokken)



Sounds like fun? We think so too! While you wait for the course to begin, feel free to watch what we do on our Instagram!

Want to visit the facilities before committing to the course? Come find us during our normal class hours at 15 Clinton Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706. We’re located in Western Suffolk County on the beautiful south shore of Long Island.


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