Annual Membership Fee

Adults (ages 12+)


Children (ages 6-12)



Practice Fee

$5.00 per practice


$30.00 per month


Family rate - first member pays regular rate, each addl. family member receives 20% discount (does not apply to practice fee)


Testing Fee

Adults (dan ranks)

(varies by rank)


Adults (kyu ranks)


Children (kyu-child)


Uniforms & Equipment

Schedule & Fees

Testing ("Promotion") Fees

Aikido, like most modern martial arts, allows students to gauge and record their progress and development in the art through periodic evaluation. Testing for rank promotion gives students a way to prepare and deliver a formal demonstration of where they are in their skills and knowledge, and provides a formal setting for instructors to evaluate students and give feedback. At the Prairie Aikikai students are carefully prepared for each testing experience; in fact, students are not allowed to engage in a test unless they have already satisfactorily demonstated their knowledge and skills in the elements required for that promotion. In this way tests become more of a demonstration and celebration, not an opportunity for failure!


Rank Testing fee
Adults (dan ranks) Varies - see instructor
Adults (kyu ranks) $50
Children (kyu-child ranks) $25


Testing for "kyu" ranks is done locally at the Prairie Aikikai dojo, typically in conjunction with a special practice. Testing for "dan" ranks may be done either at the Prairie Aikikai dojo or at another nearby dojo in conjunction with a special seminar or camp. All Prairie Aikikai students, being members of Aikido Shimbokukai through our dojo affiliation, have their ranks registered through the ASK and receive an official promotion certificate from the organization. All promoted students earn a new colored belt (appropriate to their new rank) and a Prairie Aikikai certificate of accomplishment.


The cost of black belt rank promotions will vary depending on the rank being applied for and the current exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the yen (this is necessary since dan ranks are recorded in Japan, incurring an additional charge). Students contemplating a black belt level promotion are encouraged to talk with the instructor well in advance for the current rate.