If you are an Aikikai affiliated Kyu or Dan holder, you are welcome to participate in training at Aikido Kyoto. If you are not practicing Aikido, you are welcome to observe classes.

Please read the following information and send us the completed form below. Thank you

If you wish to observe class

Please let us know the day and class you wish to come observe, and allow yourself ample time to arrive 20 minutes before the class starts.

People wishing to join as beginners must observe practice before formally applying.

If you wish to become an Aikido Kyoto member

For beginners, once you have observed at least one class, please notify us the day you wish to start training, either in person at the dojo or through this page.

For people who are already practicing aikido at another dojo, please let us know your name, name of your dojo, your grade as well as the date you wish to join (you may also come observe, or practice as a visitor).

Participation as a visitor

The Visitor Fee is 2,000 yen a day. Please come 20 minutes before class starts, and bring exact change.

If you wish to participate in training, please contact us at least 5 days in advance.
If you wish to visit with a group of more than 5 members, please contact us at least 2 months in advance.
Include your dojo name, your grade, the name of your instructor, (after checking with your instructor, if necessary) and the date and class you wish to participate.
Beginners cannot participate in training as visitors, we can only accept Aikikai members already holding a kyu/dan rank.

Please take notice regarding the following classes at Nishijin Dojo:

  • Tuesday 18:45~20:00
    Visitors cannot participate.
  • Thursday 18:30~19:30
    Visitors cannot participate.
  • Thursday 19:30~20:30 and Saturday 10:00~11:30
    Only Yudansha may participate.

Visitors from other prefectures or abroad who wish to train for a limited time (2 weeks to 3 months), please present your club membership book when you come to train.

At present, Aikido Kyoto has a limited number of participants per class in order to minimize the risk of Covid infection.
At this point, we can only accept visitors in groups no larger than two people. If you wish to train at our dojo as an individual visitor, please apply by email one week before the desired class. Depending on the case we may not be able to accept your inquiry. We appreciate your understanding.
Regarding new memberships, please inform our office when you can come to observe a class. At this time, we will inform you of the classes and times, and we will add you to the membership registration list. We apologize for the inconveniences, and thank you for your understanding.

Please see our training schedule

e.g. All Levels, Intermediate

If you are already practicing Aikido at another Dojo, please fill out the following information. Otherwise, please enter "No".
My Dojo is affiliated to Aikikai

e.g. 3rd Kyu, 2nd Dan