Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome at Portsmouth Aikido. If you've never practiced with us, you can try a class for free. Please contact us and sign a registration and release form if you'd like to try a class. You are always welcome to come observe a class.
One way to begin your practice is to join an adult beginners' course, which we offer regularly throughout the year. Each course lasts six weeks and meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. The goal of the beginners' course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. The cost is $95 per person*, and anyone aged 12 or older is welcome.
If you already have experience or the Sunday beginners' class doesn't fit your schedule, new students may also join as members and train when they can. If the techniques or ukemi are beyond a student's ability, the teacher will have him/her practice basics off to the sided. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us here.
Here are the forms you'll need to join (we also have copies available at the dojo):