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Aikido training for adults and teens (15 & up)
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In 35 years, thousands of people have trained with
St. Louis Ki Aikido, and so can you. Starting aikido
training can be a bit intimidating. But, there is plenty
of help from the other students as well as the teachers.
- Watch a Class
- You can always watch any of our regular classes
- For most people it's a new situation with new people
in an unfamiliar place. There is a sort of "culture"
of Aikido training that is very new to many people.
Even the clothing that most people wear (martial arts
uniforms) is strange. It's not surprising that some
people come to visit 3 or 4 times before starting
- Take a Free Introductory Class - Everyone is
invited to take a free class and feel what it is like.
- Come into any regular class the first week of any
month (except during some holidays & special events)
- Free introductory Aikido classes are offered monthly. Call us at 314-726-5070 or click here for information.
- Take a 5-Day Introductory Course
- We have 5-Day introductory courses every few months.
This allows you to get a better taste of the training
than one class can provide. You can find out when
the next intro course starts by checking the Ki
Forums. You can register online and mail
in your payment. Or you may make payment when you
come to the first class. It's best to arrive about
15 to 20 minutes before class starts.
- Just Do It
- Come in, take advantage of the special 3 month new student tuition, and start
training regularly. This is actually what most people
do. Jump in and make practice a habit. By the end
of your initial 3-month period, you'll know enough
to be really confused and wonder if you're getting
anywhere. But you'll be able to do quite a number
of things that you couldn't do when you first walked
through the door. In fact, by the end of the first
three months of regular practice, you'll be nearly
ready to take the first test for rank!
What to Wear and other odds & ends
You'll want to wear loose comfortable, clean clothes
that are easy to move around in. Sweat pants and T-shirts
work well. Gi's (martial arts uniforms) are available for
sale to students at the main school. Gi's are very practical,
but not mandatory. The training is usually done barefoot
on our beginner friendly and mistake-forgiving matted training
surface. There is just one form to fill out before your
first class, but it's best to arrive at least 15 minutes
before the start time. Your payment (unless you're taking
a free intro) should be made at this time too. Or, you can
come visit during class times and take care of this before
your first class.