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New Student Introductory Series

8-week series beginning September 5, 2023


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.

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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. 

Two people talking after aikido class

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

Large circle of aikido students

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

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