How to begin

Beginning Aikido is easy: just make a phone call or come watch a class. Contact our office or speak to a senior student to register for an eight-week Introductory Series. There is parking across the street from our building and in the neighborhood..

When does the Introductory Series start?
We offer an eight-week Introductory Series of classes four times a year. See our schedule of events for starting dates. If you are enthusiastic about starting, you can also join a series already in progress with the instructor' permission. Two classes per week are available for introductory students on:
Tuesday evening 6:00-7:00 pm & Saturday morning 10:00-11:00 am - Please arrive 1/2 hour early for registration and orientation on your first day of training.

Your $200 fee covers both classes for the two months. We encourage you to train twice a week to accelerate your learning and physical conditioning.

Who joins Aikido?
People of all ages, athletic abilities and experience train at Two Cranes. Our student population ranges in age from 4 to 70. Some people begin their black belt study at 16, some at 55. 

What do I wear to class?
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Long sleeve t-shirts and sweat pants are ideal. Although you are welcome to purchase a training uniform ("keikogi"), it is not required to begin training. If you wish to buy a gi, they are available for purchase at the dojo. Please remove all jewelry before class.