Annual Membership Fee

Adults (ages 12+)


Children (ages 6-12)



Practice Fee

$4.00 per practice


$25.00 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

During the State of Illinois Phase 4: Restore Illinois period the Prairie Aikikai will hold only non-contact training on the following schedule three days each week:


Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Taiso/Individual/Weapons Class
Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Taiso/Individual/Weapons Class
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am Taiso/Weapons Class


During the pandemnic capacity limnits apply, only allowing a certain number of people into the dojo at any one time. For this reason it is important to confirm, via text or e-mail or phone call, with the instructor PRIOR to coming to every class. Students and visitors may be turned away at the door if allowing them into the dojo would exceed the recommended capacity limnits in force on that date.


In addition to our regular schedule the Prairie Aikikai routinely schedules special focused practices. We also participate in seminars at other Aikido schools in our region, visits by guest instructors, and trips to other martial arts events. During the pandemic most special practices will be virtual/Zoom visits with student options to participate in the dojo (capacity limits allowing) or at home. Consult the calendar in the dojo, or talk with one of the instructors, for specific dates, times, and locations.


NOTE: This calendar is subject to change. The dojo is closed on national holidays. Every effort will be made to notify members via e-mail prior to a class cancellation; however, If you are unsure, please call ahead!


Summer/Fall 2021 Closings

Vacations, seminars and other events will result in the need to close the Prairie Aikikai on certain days. The following are days that the Prairie Aikikai will be CLOSED during the Summer and Fall of 2021:


The dojo will be closed:
Sunday, August 1, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021
Thursday, Augut 26, 2021 through Sunday, September 12, 2021


Practice Information

Classes meet several times each week and students are encouraged to practice as often as their schedules allow.


Classes consist of both individual and partner/group practice. Students should consult with Sensei before attending intermediate/advanced sessions.


New Students

Visitors are always welcome. We encourage potential students to visit and watch as many classes as they wish or even participate in up to two classes at no charge. (Guest participants are advised to wear loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves.)


New students can register at the beginning of any class session. Students must be 12 years of age or older (or have instructor permission) to participate in non-Children classes. Registration is normally month to month, with special rates for multiple students from ther same, immediate family.