Beginners and visitors are always welcome. You may watch class whenever you wish.

When you are looking for a dojo, we think you should always visit at least three different schools to make sure that you like the teacher, the other students, the location, etc. Every dojo has a slightly different attitude or focus—a vibe if you will—and you should find the dojo that's right for you.

You can try your first class for free. Here's how:

  1. No uniform required; just wear a long sleeve tee shirt and sweat pants or similar.
  2. Be sure to show up a few minutes early so you can get oriented.
  3. Download, print, and complete the required Student Registration/Liability Release Form; bring this with you to your first class (we also have copies at the dojo that you can fill out.
  4. Children must be accompanied by a parent; no child under 18 who arrives without a parent or legal guardian may try a class.

BEGINNERS — First 3 Months, Uniform Included

Covers three months initial registration, includes training three days a week and a uniform. The beginners special is available for new students only.

ONGOING — Monthly training 3 days/week

After you have completed your initial three months of training, you can continue as long as you like on a month-to-month basis. There are no long-term contracts or obligations at Aikido Decatur. Includes training three days per week.


Parents can train in classes with their children for $60/month. A parent's initial sign-up is $240 for three months and includes a uniform. Parents may not train in children's classes where their child is not present. Parents can also train in the adult classes in addition to the children's classes by becoming a full adult member of the dojo at $90/month.

AutoPay System

All students enroll in the dojo's Automatic Billing system where dues are charged to your card on the first of the month.

Automatic Billing Terms
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The "Fine Print"

Before stepping on the mat, all prospective students (or, for children under 18, their parent or legal guardian) must fill out and sign a Student Registration/Liability Release Form. These are available at the dojo, or you may print out a copy from this website and bring it with you.

There are no charges for promotions and testing. The dojo sells color belts for $6.

The dojo sells additional or replacement children's uniforms for $50 and adults' uniforms for $60.

Mat fee for visitors who are members of another dojo: $20 cash only.

We accept member dues by VISA, MC, DISC, and AMEX.