New students and visitors are encouraged to try or observe a class. We are happy to have you join us!

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Adult Beginners

Monday & Wednesday beginner-focused classes explore basic techniques, ukemi (safe falling), and body movement. Beginning students are welcome to attend any of our classes, but Monday and Wednesday evenings are highly recommended.

How to Observe or Take a Class as a Visitor

  • If you wish to observe or practice as a guest, sign up below. If practicing, please drop your $20 mat fee for each class in the box to the left of the front door.

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What to Expect at Your First Class

You must register and sign the online waiver before attending classes.

Aikido is a deep martial art that involves much more than self-defense. It includes stretching, breathing, philosophy, meditation, awareness, connection, balance, and moving from center. Anyone can study Aikido, regardless of physical skill or previous experience in athletics or other martial arts. If you have a gi (uniform) jo, bokken or tanto, bring them to class. If not that's fine, just wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

Please see our class schedule and email us at info@aikidoofberkeley.com if you have any questions or need more information.


Learn “The Martial Art of Peace” in an 8 week course for new adults. Starting in January and continuing through February, we’ll meet on Sunday afternoons. Course includes training, uniform, handbook and dojo registration.

Start your new year off right! Find out more details below.