Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect in my first class?
You will receive kind and instructive attention.
Do I have to commit to doing this long term?
You're invited to observe a class and try two weeks at Bay Marin Aikido. There's no obligation or pressure to join our dojo. You won't need a gi (white pajamas) or other equipment.
How much does it cost?
Do I need to be an athlete?
There are many benefits to Aikido. You don't need to be an athlete to learn this martial art. When practicing Aikido, you'll integrate an awareness of your mind, body and spirit.
Does this take a lot of strength and flexibility?
Can I do this if I have a limitation, disease or disability?
Do I have to have had done martial arts before?
Everyone is welcome at Bay Marin Dojo.
Can I do this if I have a short attention span?
It’s good for learning discipline and focus. Aikido is a positive antidote to too much time in front of the computer. We get kids into their bodies and give them an awareness of the present moment.
How long will it take to be proficient?
Like any skill, the more you practice and participate at the dojo, the more accomplished you become. Everyone's journey is different. Your journey depends upon the habits you create while practicing Aikido's many techniques.
How long does it take to get a black belt?