About the Program

Our Adult Program welcomes everyone aged 14 and up with an interest in learning Yoshinkan Aikido in a non-competitive and encouraging atmosphere. While we do follow a testing syllabus recognised by the Honbu Dojo in Japan, students train at their own pace and can start their training at any time.

Yoshinkan Aikido places emphasis on kihon dosa (basic movements) designed to develop proper posture and a strong center core. Through this form of repetitive training, we are constantly improving our attitude, flexibility, stamina and health.

In the Adult Program you will learn Aikido in high detail. As instructors we do our best to offer students guidance in mastering their technique.


Steve Nickerson, 7th Dan teaches class on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Greenwood. If you’d like to read more about him, please see our chief instructor page by clicking here.

What to bring to your first class

  • Proper training attire – sweat pants and T-shirt are okay!
  • A hair tie or elastic (if you have long hair).
  • Optional: A water bottle.
  • A great attitude!

When you arrive

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
  • Please remove your shoes before entering the Dojo.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry and watches before training.
  • You will be asked to fill out a waiver and attendance form prior to training.
  • There will be a 10 minute warm-up at the start of class – if you require more time to stretch, you are welcome to do so prior to the start of the class.
  • If you have any questions or concerns on what to expect please ask – we are always happy to help!


If you have any questions or would like to register for your first class, please visit our contact page by clicking here.



Tuesdays and Thursdays

from 7:30pm to 9:00pm


1196 Bridge Street,

Please see the map at the bottom of the page. Please use the entry from the back parking lot.

Training Fees

All students will be required to pay a yearly membership fee of $20.00 per year each September and immediately upon joining the Dojo for new members.

For families of the same household with three or more members, the maximum membership fee payable per family is $40.00 per year.

The membership will be from 1 September to 31 August. Membership fees will not be pro-rated.


$50 / Month

$125 / 3 Months

Family plans are also available.

To read the full fee schedule, please click here.