Because Fudoshin is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization, every attempt is made to keep membership fees to a minimum. The teachers are non-paid volunteers and all fees collected are reinvested into the operations of the dojo.
Fudoshin feels that no one should be prevented from practicing Aikido just because of financial reasons. Scholarships are available for persons in financial need. Interested individuals can apply in confidence to the President.
The first month’s classes are free of charge!
No long-term contracts required!
Classes are open to everyone, 8 years of age and older. Newcomers are welcome at anytime. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Members are asked to provide contact information and to sign a waiver indemnifying the teachers from responsibility in the case of injury. (Injuries in Aikido are rare and are almost exclusively limited to soft tissue injuries, such as sprains.) Download the form.
Regular adult: $50
Student (high school, college or university): $30
Youth (8-15): $20
Family rate: $40 for the first adult, $25 for the second adult, and $15 for the first child and $10 for each subsequent child
Mat fees: Visiting practitioners are asked to pay $10 per class
The monthly fees are are payable in advance to the Treasurer or his/her designate by cash or cheque. A receipt is issued at the time of payment.
In addition to the monthly fees paid to Fudoshin Aikikai, there is an optional annual membership fee to the United States Aikido Federation, due in March of each year. The cost is US$35 and entitles the member to have his/her rank registered with the Federation, making it transferable to any dojo in the world.