Whether you are trying Aikido practice for the very first time, an experienced practitioner, or a parent looking to enroll your child in our outstanding youth program, Old City Aikido has a program to fit your needs.
Our beginner's program is carefully designed to help you to take the most difficult step on your martial arts journey, the first step! This is a one-month introductory program that will give you the basic tools you will require to advance quickly and surely towards your first-level examination.
Our adult program is built for Aikido practitioners of all experience levels. Its deep curriculum includes the fundamentals of traditional Aikido practice, one of the most extensive weapons programs in the country, as well as groundwork and other practical self-defense applications.
Our youth program is focused on working with children between the ages of 6 and 13 to improve listening skills, discipline, awareness, and self-confidence. Students in the program will learn not only basic aikido techniques, but also a variety of skills and principles through physical exercise and mental discipline. The children's classes impart the necessary etiquette and respect for tradition while helping them to foster sensitivity and patience towards their fellow students. On the mat, the kids are provided with a positive outlet for their energy, while our experienced instructors make sure the energy is expended in a focused and good-natured way! It is truly an Aikido family!