Frequently asked questions

Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?

No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.

Do I have to be in good shape before I start?

No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.

I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?

No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Aikido regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Aikido is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.

I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Aikido classes?

The two 1 hour classes are week are recommended, as is practicing at home. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer 30 minute private lessons which can further help hone your skills.

How long does it take to get a black belt?

In Aikido, it takes approximately 3 years to reach student black belt.

What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?

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