Aikido in Cary, North Carolina


Sometimes we have class at our first dojo site, the Outdoor Education Facility at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Class Schedule

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00 (class) and 8:10-9:00 (open mats)

Thursdays: 7:00-8:00 (class) and 8:10-9:00 (open mats)

Sundays: 2:00-3:00 (class) and 3:10-4:00 (randori/weapons)

Club Dues

We require monthly dues of $30 per person ($25 if you are a full time student) or $20 per person for families (three or more persons living in the same household). These are paid at first of the month and cover basic overhead expenses.
Once per year in January, all members pay $20 in Aikido World Alliance membership fees. Kyu testing fees are $25 per test.
Current members should check with the Dojo Cho to make sure your e-mail address is enabled for the HBA Members’ Materials folder so you can access the AWA Student Manual, testing sheets, video references for kyu tests, forms, and a monthly training hours report.

How do I know if aikido is for me?

Aikido requires commitment and discipline. If you enjoy working with other people and building skills through practice, you will probably like aikido. The only way to know for sure is to try! New members are welcome at any time, but we do offer a beginners-only series of classes every January to familiarize students with the basics.

No special equipment is needed when you first start. Once you decide to become a member, you will need to purchase the traditional dogi, or “gi,” to wear during practice. You may also want to purchase a bokken and jo. We can help you find sources for all equipment.

Currently, we have no kids’ classes. Young people ages 13-15 may train in our regular classes as members if a parent or guardian is also training with them. If you’re over 16, you do not need to train with a parent.