Stanford Aikido Club
Stanford Aikido Club

Self-Defense Class

Free and open to all Stanford students and staff. Saturday, 10/18, 2pm-4:30pm at FroSoCo. The instructor is Cyndy Hayashi, 6th Dan in Aikido. Wear comfortable clothes so that you can move. This is a great way to prepare yourself for the unexpected and will provide you with some practical, no-nonsense techniques.

2014 Fall Quarter

Monday and Wednesday classes are in the Studio at Arillaga Center for Sports and Recreation from 1:05pm to 2:05pm. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday classes are in the Wrestling Room in the basement of Arrillaga Family Sports Center 12 - 1pm.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1:10 - 2:05pm
Studio
Noon - 1:00pm
Wrestling Room
1:10 - 2:05pm
Studio
Noon - 1:00pm
Wrestling Room
Noon - 1:00pm
Wrestling Room

Students! Aikido can count as a class for you.

Register for "Athletic 3M Aikido". In order to receive credit you will need to attend at least 20 hours, which works out to about twice per week. There is no minimum attendence requirement if you are not attending for credit, but dues of $25/quarter are expected in either case (special fees cover the difference between this at the dues rate listed on our Club Information page). Attendence of once per week should be a personal minimum, and three times per week is generally accepted as a good level in most martial arts, in order to progress. Dues for non-undergrads can be found on the Club Information page. There is no charge to try some classes, but we do ask that you fill out a waiver. If you decide to attend regularly, you will want to purchase a gi, which will cost roughly $30 - $50.


Spring 2013 Demo on White Plaza


View photos from a recent class.

View photos from a 2011 seminar that included Doran Sensei

Beginners Welcome Anytime!

Please feel free to drop by and observe or particpate in any class. The first few weeks of the quarter are usually best as there are many beginners at that time, but really, you may start taking classes at any point. If you would like to participate, and you have the time before you arrive, please print and sign our waiver. It will save time just before class for introductions and stretching.

Stanford Student Waiver

Non-Student Waiver

If you have meeting or class that overlaps with our starting time, please feel free to come in and quietly observe. After class, let us know about your scheduling situation and we'll do our best to work something out. The only way to learn aikido is to participate. However, you may also find a discussion of the principles of aikido to be helpful in understanding what is happening on the mat. We look forward to training with you!


January Demo 2013