Classes


Class Schedules

Etna Dojo Schedule:
Monday Children's Class: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Monday Open Class: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Open Class: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday Adult Class: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Open Class: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Adult class - 16 years old and over
Open class - open to all members above children

Monthly and Annual Fees

Yearly contract
$0 (We do not have yearly contracts)
Adults
$75.00 monthly - unlimited classes/month
Full time students (with verification)
$55.00 monthly - unlimited classes/month
Children's class (ages 6-10)
$35.00 (once per week)
$50.00 (twice per week)
Family membership
$115.00 - unlimited classes/month
Annual dojo fee (covers liability)
$35.00

Visitors / Beginners

Visitors
Visitors are welcome to come and watch a class. Those interested in participating need only bring loose clothing or a gi, and register as indicated below.
Beginners
Aikido of Pittsburgh (AOP) welcomes beginning students regardless of previous martial arts experience. Many of our members trained previously in other martial arts and came to find training in Aikido to be uniquely satisfying. While it is important to be in good general physical condition, classes allow each individual to progress at his/her own pace. AOP provides dynamic training and support for all our members from young children to older adults. Because the successful application of Aikido technique is based on efficient movement and not raw physical strength, Aikido appeals to many people who may be intimidated by “hard” style martial arts. Aikido training consists of two aspects; waza (technique- empty hand and with weapons) and ukemi (falling). Practice is always conducted with a partner and the role of uke (one who attacks) and nage (one who receives) are reversed throughout class. AOP does not offer separate classes for beginners, but incorporates beginners into general classes with students of all rank. Beginners will be guided by senior students and instructors in learning the basics to enhance learning, enjoyment and injury prevention. We want incoming members to enjoy training as much as senior members, so we try to have a lot of fun while getting a vigorous workout and learning effective self-defense.
How to Begin
To register for class, simply print out and complete this form: Registration/Waiver
Forms are also available at the dojos. Bring it with you or fill it out at the dojo and submit it to the instructor for that class. Arrive at the dojo 15-20min. before class is scheduled to begin to allow time to change clothes, have a brief orientation and then get on the mat.

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