What Others Are Saying
Don't just take it from us, let our dojo members & alumni do the talking!
"So much enthusiasm and dedication from Lia Sensei! Thank you for teaching our kids so superbly!"
"The work that Suzuki Sensei is doing with her students is phenomenal! I've been to the Santa Barbara dojo and trained as a guest. The dojo is spacious, the students kind and generous - and earnest martial artists."
"If you happen to live in any of the locations where Sensei has a dojo go and train. You will be glad you did. If you have children that are in need of a nourishing and fun environment - Aikido Kenkykai is the place to take them."
"We love it! Nikki loves Sensei Lia! She is so loving and awesome with the kids."
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cancel my membership?
During your initial term, you cannot cancel your membership. All agreements are final.
After your initial term, your membership will automatically convert to Month-to-Month flexibility, but at your current rate. You can then cancel anytime with 30-day written notice.*
*We're happy to report that very few people want to quit after their initial term. 🙂
What if I need to take a break during my agreement?
If you anticipate needing to take a break, the Month-to-Month Agreement might be a better choice for you.
If you do go with a term agreement (6 or 12 month) and need to take a break during your initial term, you will still be billed for the months you don't train. After you have completed your initial term, you can freeze your account for up to 3 months with 30-day written notice. Each frozen month you'll be charged $15.
If you end up paying during months that you haven't trained, please keep in mind that these payments will be seen as donations and will be put towards our charitable work. You'll be supporting those in need, through such programs as our Aikido for Veterans' Program and our Youth Scholarship Program.
We are a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and are happy to provide you with a receipt for a tax deduction. Just let our office know how many months your break lasted.
Can I upgrade from one Membership Option to another?
Sure. Just understand that each agreement starts on the day you sing up for it and goes for the prescribed term length. For example, if you start with the Month-to-Month agreement and then decide from the second month that you want to upgrade to the 6th Month Agreement, you're essentially committing to 7 months of training.
What's the schedule?
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! AKI USA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We offer a limited number of scholarships each year to deserving candidates. You can fill out an application here:
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