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New Student Introductory Series

8-week series beginning May 7, 2024


Interested in starting Aikido? This 8-week course is designed to introduce you to Aikido practice. The class structure includes preparatory movements, rolling and falling safely (ukemi), paired technique practice, and discussion. Classes are designed to be inclusive and welcoming for all adults. Aikido is a noncompetitive martial art which emphasizes groundedness, connection, and resilience.



Boulder Aikikai is an aikido community in Boulder, CO and was established by Hiroshi Ikeda in 1980 for the study of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. The dojo is affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, through the Aikido Shimbokukai. We are a federal non-profit educational organization and welcomes all students who can safely participate in our programs. All of our classes are open for free observation.


New students are always welcome. We have open enrollment at any time and a focused Introductory Series a few times a year. If you have any questions, please email us!

There are currently two types of classes being offered: virtual and indoor practice. Find the complete schedule on our Classes page. 


If you are a current Boulder Aikikai member with a monthly membership you may view and update your information through the Zen Planner portal.

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Consider supporting Boulder Aikikai with a monthly membership or a one-time donation.


The Boulder Aikikai school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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