Aikido classes are conducted in a friendly atmosphere with courtesy and respect toward teachers and students reflecting Japanese culture and samurai tradition. Classes begin with a series of warm-up exercises and basic movements that are the foundation of the Aikido techniques to be taught. The teacher then demonstrates techniques that the students practice with partners or in small groups.
|Tuesday||7:30 - 8:30pm||Adult Beginner|
|Friday||7:30 - 8:30pm||Adult all-level*|
|Saturday||1:00 - 1:50pm
2:00 - 3:00pm
3:10 - 4:00pm
Please note: Class fees are subject to change. See the YMCA website for current fees and registration.
|Youth Classes||YMCA Members $20
|Approx. 7- or 8-Week Session of Youth Classes.
Youth Ages 7-14.
|Adult Classes: One class per week||
YMCA Members $25
|Approx. 7- or 8-Week Session, One class per week only - Tue 7:30pm, Fri 7:30pm*, Sat 2:00pm, or Sat 3:10pm**|
|Adult Classes: Two classes per week||YMCA Members $35
|Unlimited Aikido classes per 7- or 8-Week Session; Attend once, twice, or more - Tue 7:30pm, Fri 7:30pm*, Sat 2:00pm, and Sat 3:10pm**|
|Single Class (Non-AYANA Member)||TBD||Class for one day.|
|Visiting AYANA Members||TBD||Members paying dues at another AYANA club|
|*Adult All-level Class is for students who have completed at least one Beginner Session.
**Adult Advanced Class is for brown belt level and above or with Instructor's permission.
Youth Classes are ages 7-14. Adult Classes are ages 14 and up.
All registrations and fees will be processed by the Blaisdell YMCA. Go to the Blaisdell YMCA website and search the Fee-Based Classes & Programs or All Classes for "Aikido" or for the day and class time. Please note that the there may be only one class time registration choice for 1x/Week (for example, Tuesday only), but you may still attend the class time you prefer for your experience level. Also, the 2x/Week Tue, Sat option is really the Adult Unlimited Classes option.
Additional InformationAll Aikido Yoshokai of Minnesota (AYM) Instructors are certified with the head instructor of AYANA, Akira Kushida-sensei.
Adult Beginner or All-level students may transition to Adult Advanced classes with permission from head AYM Instructor, Kristin Maier-sensei.