Seattle Kokikai Aikido

Train with Us

Practice Schedule and Locations:

  • Sundays, 10:00am – 11:00am at the Quantum Dojo
  • Mondays, 6:45pm – 8:00pm at the MLK Center
  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Quantum Dojo
  • Wednesdays, 6:45pm – 8:00pm at the MLK Center

Note: We typically arrive about 15 minutes before the start of practice to ready ourselves and the facilities for training.

Location Details:
  • MLK Center: We practice in studio space operated by Dass Dance, Room 12o at the MLK FAME Community Center located at 3201 E Republican St. (See Map).
  • Quantum Dojo: We practice at a dojo operated by Quantum Martial Arts at 1800 S Jackson St. (See Map) Our practice is not affiliated with our friends at Quantum, but they’ve been most generous in welcoming us to share their beautiful training space.

New and Prospective Members:

For anyone interested in trying our practice, we offer an introductory special of 8 practices for $50. You can use these for any of our regular practices that best fit your schedule, anytime within 3 months of purchase. We sometimes offer discounts to the introductory special via our facebook page as well. You are also welcome to visit any of our practices. Please write to us at SeattleKokikaiAikido@gmail.com to schedule a time to visit or to inquire about the introductory special.

Membership Dues:

Adult membership dues are currently $80 per month. This membership covers participation in all of our practices. In addition to monthly dues, we also value from our members a commitment to regular practice and a small amount of additional support such as through helping with cleaning or administrative tasks. Administration and teaching is done on a volunteer basis by members. We are a community-based, not for profit practice group with the intention of keeping our training widely accessible. If you are interested in participating but dues would create a financial burden, please get in touch.

Family Training:

Our dojo doesn’t offer a kids program, however we invite parents and kids to train together in our regular adult practices. Here’s how it works:

  • Our classes are oriented for adults. In order to be included, kids must be able to participate without requiring significant special attention. Twelve years or older is a good starting point, but not a fixed rule. We assess individuals case by case to determine if our training is a good fit.
  • It is required that parents are training whenever their kids are training. We will consider allowing kids to train without their parents present typically at age sixteen.
  • Parents and kids training with us works best when they are each individually inspired to train. Parents coming only for the benefit of their kids, or kids being pressured into training by their parents, are both scenarios we discourage.
  • We regularly make small modifications to practice to ensure everyone can train safely. In the case of kids, this mostly means we’ll adjust techniques to protect joints from injury.
  • A kid’s membership can be added to a regular adult membership for an additional $30 per month.