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

The Prairie Aikikai practices on a regular schedule three days each week:


 Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Family Class
  8:00pm - 9:00pm Intermediate/Advanced & Weapons Class
Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Family Class
  8:00pm - 9:00pm Intermediate/Advanced & Weapons Class
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am Family Class
  10:30am - 11:00am Weapons Class


In addition to our regular Monday/Thursday/Sataurday 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. 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 some national holidays and may be closed due to unforseen circumstances (e.g., really bad weather). If you are unsure, please call ahead!


Spring/Summer 2019 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 Spring and Summer of 2019:


CLOSED: Monday, June 10 AND Thursday, June 13, 2019

CLOSED: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Aikido Shimbokukai Summer Camp (Crystal Lake, IL)

In July, 2019 the dojo will ONLY have training on the following days:
Monday, July 1, 2019
Monday July 8, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Regular training will resume at the dojo on Monday, August 5, 2019
CLOSED: Monday, September 9 THROUGH Saturday, September 14, 2019


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.