How to Join

Visitors are always welcome! The best way for you to decide if Aikido is right for you is to join us on the mat for a free class. This will afford you the opportunity to see first-hand our welcoming class atmosphere and dedication for new students. Please note, the minimum age to train is 16 years with the provision they are studying with one of their parents.

You should plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order for introductions and to go over the necessary paperwork. Please dress in sweat pants and a t-shirt.

Practice and membership fees

Once you have made the decision to join our dojo, please be prepared to write a check for the first month's practice fee ($50) and annual membership fees ($45) written in the amount of $95 and made payable to Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Indiana. Monthly dues are due by the first Sunday of each month. We do not require contracts.

Practice attire and equipment

Students are required to practice in an all-white Aikido gi. We suggest or for gis and hakama. Other equipment you will need is a practice wooden sword called a bokken and a wooden staff called a jo. We recommend the following products (please note dimensions): White Oak Jo from e-bogu and Hickory Bokken from Bugei

General information

Class Format and New Students

Our class structure is quite simple, everyone practices in the open class format. The subject matter is not practiced according to one's rank. Your training will be commensurate with your level of experience. Everyone was a beginner once!

To All Visiting Aikidoka

Guests are welcome to practice at Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Indiana. We do ask that visitors refrain from teaching their own style and follow our rules of dojo etiquette.

Class schedule & fees

Saturdays 4-6pm
Sundays 7-9pm

*Please arrive 15 minutes early.

$50 per month, due on or before 1st of each month
$45 annual fee, payable upon joining, and each December thereafter

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Classes are held locally at Monroe County Martial Arts, just north of College Mall next to Learning Treasures, 223 S Pete Ellis Drive Suite #19 (inside the Monroe Co. Martial Arts studio), in Bloomington, Indiana.

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For more information

Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any additional questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!