It's very easy to join an Aiki Kai Australia dojo. It only takes three simple steps:
1. Select a dojo that is convenient for you to attend. See our list of dojos here.
2. Go and watch a class, see if Aikido is for you. Ask the instructor as many questions as you want. Feel free to talk to the other students as well, see what they think. You MUST watch a class before you can train, if you haven't done Aikido before.
3. If you like what you see and hear, you can join up immediately or, if you are still a little unsure we offer a short-term membership. Most dojos offer introductory lessons to help new students settle in.
Our annual membership fee structure is the green button on the right, there is also a mat fee set by your local dojo.
Two levels of membership when you join
We have two levels of membership, an Interim Membership which is for two months only and comes at a cost premium. You can only take this out once. Or, you can decide to become a Full Member which is paid up to the 30th June each year, then we all rejoin for the following financial year.
Opportunity to see what it's like before becoming a full member
You cannot train if you are not a financial member, this is to do with legal indemnity cover, but we do try to give you plenty of opportunity to see if you like Aikido before becoming a full member. Ask at your local dojo. National membership fees cover things like legal indemnity insurance, so both you and the organisation are protected should a litigation occur, essential in today's world. The fees also cover necessary national administrative costs to maintain services to the members, like this website for instance and funding national instruction, plus include some personal insurance for you.
How to join
Once you've observed a class and think Aikido is for you, on the right is a blue button which will take you to our New Member Application form, when you complete it you are becoming a member of Aiki Kai Australia as well as registering to be a student of The Sugano Foundation. The association is our legal body and the Foundation maintains the 'quality control' of our training.
Print and take the receipt from the online membership form with you to the dojo you specified on that form.
If you are filling out the paper version, complete Sections 1 & 2 of the Membership Application form and take it with you to the dojo when you are about to have your first lesson on the mat. Your instructor will tell you what to do from there.
Have fun training Aikido!
Account Name: Aiki Kai (Australia) National Aikido Australia Inc, Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB-063 233 / Account No. 1009 0036.
If you are under the age of 18, please apply using this downloadable Membership Application form and include your parent's or guardian's signature:
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