Explore our website to find out more information about Aikido,
our school, classes, instructors, and philosophy, and to find out
how this art can help you enjoy life more fully.
Aikido has the power to change your life. It will start you on
the path to unite your mind and your body. While learning a
practical method of self-defense, you will develop your innate power
and begin to achieve harmony and peace.
If you are interested in pursuing this defensive art then
Philadelphia Aikido is the place to get started. If you would like
to visit, please contact us in advance so that someone will be
available to show you our school and to answer your questions.
*If you are interested but not sure where to begin, please
email us and check the calendar on our News and Events for the next
FULL MEMBERSHIP entitles you to attend unlimited classes, potentially a class every day.
Members can choose which classes fit into their schedule best. It is recommended that new
students attend 3 or 4 classes a week, including at least one class a week with Cecelia Sensei.
We ask for a minimum 2 month commitment to give a the art a chance. $230 plus optional
$60 uniform = $290.
The first family member pays full price. All other family members join at half price.
For aikido students from other dojos visiting us, there is a mat fee of $15 per day. Frequent
visitors may purchase a 5 day pass for $50.
When offered, a starter course consisting of 4 classes costs $49.
Uniforms are not required for beginners. However, most students want to have their own
uniform right away. They cost around $60, but are subject to market fluctuations.
There are fees associated with rank promotions. These fees are paid to Kokikai Headquarters
in Japan, ranks are recorded and certificates generated from there. The costs are nominal for
lower ranks and are higher for black belt tests.
Throughout the year Kokikai holds special events, workshops, camps, seminars, etc.
Attendance is not required, but enthusiastically encouraged. There are costs associated with
these events and vary according to what is offered.