Your teen will build his or her fitness level, meet new goals, learn new skills, and get tons of endorphins. Aikido training will give your teen unshakable confidence throughout life.
Martial arts is a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your teen will be physically challenged in a safe environment giving him or her the exercise they need to continue growing.
Responsibility & Accountability
Aikido training will teach your teen to make responsible choices and also to be responsible and accountable to others.
Training at our dojo your teen will instantly become part of a positive, non-judgmental network. He or she will have a support group of like-minded Aikido-ists and feel they are part of something special.
Plans and Pricing
Choose 1 from the options below.
Take a couple classes to see if our dojo is right for you.
Tweens & Teens Economy Intro PackageLowest Price
- 1 Intro Class
- Uniform not included
- Not our top recommendation but some have requested this option. Remember, if you do decide to join afterwards, you'll need to purchase a uniform.
Tweens & Teens Essential Intro PackageGreat Deal
Our Most Popular Package
- 2 Intro Classes
- Free Uniform
- This is our best deal and most popular package. Most youth need more than just one class to decide if they want to continue. And with the free uniform included, that's one less expense if they decide to sign up for ongoing membership!
Tweens & Teens Premium Intro PackageExcellent Value
- 2 Intro Classes
- Free Uniform
- Traditional White Oak Bokken (training sword) Made in Japan
- Makes sense if you think there's a good chance your child will continue their Aikido training.
What Others Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our dojo members & alumni do the talking!
"Lia Suzuki Sensei is a highly qualified teacher of Aikido. She is one of the senior women in the United States in the art. Her training history is top notch and her instruction is powerful, clear, and personable. Very professional."George Ledyard
"I've found Suzuki Sensei to be a very effective teacher and martial artist. She combines quality of communication, technical proficiency, and a sense of joy in her teaching and technique.
I am also very impressed with her drive and commitment to improving access to Aikido programs for youth, especially those who might otherwise not have the opportunity to receive the benefits of Aikido training"Charles Colten
"Lia spent years in Japan absorbing the essence of Aikido training and Japanese perseverance and grace from great teachers, and in turn she now transmits that depth of feeling to her students. Her fundraising and charitable works are exemplary, and she does lots with very little. She is admired from far and wide."Nat McCully
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I upgrade from one Intro Package to another?
All our Intro Packages are greatly discounted so you're limited to just one choice. After that, we go over our ongoing, monthly Membership Options for your consideration.
What's the schedule?
How much does it cost if I want to continue after I've completed the Intro Package?
Monthly dues vary, depending on your length of commitment. Adult prices start at $99/month. Kids start at $109/month.
There are also a one-time registration fee, and yearly affiliation fees from $50 to $65, depending upon your length of commitment, and your dojo location.
Testing fees range from $40 to $55, depending on level. Testings are held no more than 3 times per year, depending on the dojo and you will not always be invited to test.
We are happy to go over all details in more depth.
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:
3929 Middlebury St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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112 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101