Starting Youth Aikido at Genyokan
The Genyokan dojo, located in Ann Arbor, offers youth level introductory and advanced courses. Students have the option of repeating the introductory course if desired before continuing on to the more advanced course.

Beginning Yoshokai Aikido Youth classes are also offered at most other AYANA dojo locations.
Youth Introductory Course

  • Saturday 10:30-11:15 a.m. (Youth I)
  • Thursday 5:00-5:45 p.m. (Combined Youth I and II)  
  • Join anytime of the month except during July and August (no classes)
  • $5 discount for siblings
  • $70/month for Youth I
    $80/month for Youth II
Continuing youth students may participate in the Youth II course that is held on Saturday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the discretion of the instructor.

Introductory courses guide beginners through dojo etiquette, warm-up exercises, basic Aikido movements, and techniques with partners. No previous training in martial arts or sports is required. Beginning students are asked to wear loose fitting clothing such as sweats or comfortable training wear that cover the knees and elbows. The introductory classes may be repeated if desired.

Aikido is based on the martial arts of the Japanese Samurai and includes both physical and mental training. It is an invigorating and rewarding physical activity with smooth, graceful movements, pins, and falls that can be learned by almost anyone. Aikido provides an opportunity to participate in a challenging fitness activity in a non-competitive environment. Aikido is not a fighting art, rather, students work together as partners to create harmonious techniques and movements. Yoshokai Aikido was developed by Kushida-sensei through 40 years of training, study, and teaching; and is headquartered at the Genyokan dojo in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Genyokan Youth Class Schedule

To view a complete adult and youth class schedule including testing information for the Genyokan Dojo, go to the Genyokan Dojo Schedule Information page.
Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
          Youth 2
9:30-10:15
a.m.
 
          Youth 1
10:30-11:15
a.m.
 
      Combined Youth
5:00-5:45
p.m.
     
Aikido Aikido - Calligraphy by Kushida-sensei
Starting Aikido View details
Genyokan beginner's course schedule for adults:
  • >November 2017 Session
    Monday - November 2nd (New 6-class Beginner Course - same 6 classes meets Mondays and Thursdays)
  • >January 2018 Session
    Monday - January 8 or
    Thursday - January 11
View the complete Genyokan Class Schedule.

Kyu Rank Exams
Spectators welcome. Testing dates for the Genyokan Dojo:
  • >February 21, 2017
  • >April 11, 2017
  • >June 13, 2017
  • >August 15, 2017
  • >October 10, 2017
  • >December 12, 2017
Testing start time - 6:00 PM.

Dan (Black Belt) Exams
Spectators welcome. Testing dates for the Genyokan Dojo:
  • >June 4, 2017
  • >November 5, 2017
Testing start time - 10:00 AM.

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