|How To Get Started
It is easy to get started. Just print and fill out the enrollment form below and then bring it to Mark Hutchinson sensei before one of the regularly scheduled classes. You may also scan and email it to email@example.com or fax it to 503.525.9501.
Download the aikido class registration form (PDF)
What Does an Aikido Class Look Like?
The easiest way to get a feel for what an aikido class is like, is to come watch a class in person. Just email Mark sensei to let him know you'd like to come watch a class. He is happy to answer any questions you may have as well. Check the home page for the current class schedule or email Mark sensei if you would like to ask a question prior to class.
When Does the Next Round of Classes Start?
Actually, since Aikido is a life-long training and each person progresses at their own pace, we encourage all new students to start as soon as they are able. We integrate new students immediately into our regular class and provide introductory concepts and routines into those classes to help them get going right away. If you do have any concerns about when to start or about adjusting for scheduling conflicts, please email Mark sensei and he will help you figure out a good approach for joining the class.
Classes at the Oak Hills Rec Center are ongoing on Wednesdays. Oak Hills class schedule
When should students arrive for class?
Students are expect to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start of class and be dressed and ready to begin class promptly. If you expect to have delays in arrival please make arrangements with Mark sensei ahead of time.
Are there any prerequisites for students?
Since the effectiveness of our training is not based on size, speed, endurance, etc. the only requirement is a desire to learn and an interest in developing yourself. For very little kids (4-6 years old) it is important that they are comfortable being around others. For any students with special conditions or physical limitations it is important to review those items with the instructor prior to beginning training.
What is the cost for the classes?
The Oregon Ki Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization but we do have operating costs for rent, student equipment, etc. The specific costs for training depend on the class situation but we always endeavor to make training available to anyone that earnestly wishes to train. We are also able to provide full and partial scholarships for students when it would enable to them to train. If you have any questions please contact Mark sensei firstname.lastname@example.org
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What do student need to wear for class?
If you have a "gi" (training uniform) without insignia or patches on it, then you may wear that to class. If a student doesn't have a gi, then one will be provided - paid for by the normal class fees. Before a student had a gi, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants and t-shirts are appropriate. Shorts are not desirable for training on the mat. No jewelry, bracelets, earring, etc may be worn during training for safety purposes. Socks should not be worn during class. Hands, feet, arms and face should be clean. Fingernails and toenails should be neatly trimmed for the safety of all students.
Our Training Philosophy
The Ki - Aikido training we practice is much more than just learning the techniques of the martial art itself. We put the principles of non-dissension into practice and work to develop focus, concentration and calm even when our body is in dynamic action.
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What If I Have Other Questions?
If you have a general question about the class or our training you might find the relevant answer on the . If you have a specific question, please email Mark sensei directly and he will provide a reply as soon as he can. email@example.com
You can also find additional information on the Oregon Ki Society main website: