We offer mixed-level general body arts classes for new students as well as students with previous aikido experience or some training in another martial art on Wednesdays from 6:15–7:15pm, and Saturdays from 1:15–2:15pm. Weapons instruction is also available from 5:30–6:15pm on Wednesdays, and on Saturdays from 2:15–3:15pm. Previous experience in aikido before starting weapons is preferred. Interested beginners should connect with the instructors for more information on how to start weapons training.
Iaido is taught twice weekly, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm and Saturdays 12-1pm. Only students who have trained diligently for a year at Front Range Aikikai may apply for iaido. Please talk with the instructors for more information.
We also offer zazen meditation. Zazen helps us relax with the present moment, turn down the volume on demands from the ego, and take decisive action. Research on the benefits of mindfulness abounds in this era of constant entertainment, technological addiction and the often impossible goal of “work-life balance.” Through focusing the mind, we can apply ourselves more effectively in aikido, and become more centered and clear in the outside world.
Vistors are welcome. Please stop by to observe a class and ask any questions during our regular class times, listed above.
Hombu dojo or USAF members with a letter of introduction may practice for a $20 mat fee. We prefer that new visitors observe at least one class before participating. If you are interested in training during your visit, please contact us for more information.
Iaido equipment (eg. sword) must be approved by the instructor prior to class.
Annual Aikikai Membership — $30
Aikido and Weapons monthly dues — $100
Full-Time Student/First Responders/Teachers/Military dues — $75
Iaido monthly dues — $100
Aikido, Weapons and Iaido — $150
Beginners’ Fundamentals Course (8 weeks + light gi) — $100
Visiting students from other aikido schools — $20/day, please contact to arrange attendance
Sunday (Appointment Only)
Free Practice 9–10am
Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics
Front Range Aikikai values diversity and inclusivity. Our goal is provide a safe, professional atmosphere that values individuals of different ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. This enriches our training and our lives, both on and off the mat. In our dojo, instructors have the responsibility to demonstrate high ethical standards and foster a positive learning environment for student growth. View our full statements here.
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