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Two Rivers Aikikai Classes for Adults and Teens

Two Rivers Aikikai offers several types of classes.
Description of Classes, Rules of Practice and Monthly Fees are shown below.

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Our scholarship fund allows us to admit students regardless of their ability to pay monthly dues.

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, all students must sign a copy of the dojo's SARS-COV2 Respiratory Pathogen Policy. Two Rivers Aikikai requires that all dojo members who want to practice in any of our indoor classes must show proof of going through the COVID vaccine process.


Sundays Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
11:00-12:00noon
Outdoor Field Study
Aikido, Karate,
bokken or jo
in SE
  
5:45-6:30pm
Aikido for
Beginners


  
  
  
  
  
6:00-7:00pm
Muso Shinden
Ryu Iaido


6:30-7:30pm
Aikido & Weapons

6:00-7:00pm
Shotokan Karate

6:00-7:00pm
Aikido & Weapons

6:00-7:00pm
Muso Shinden
Ryu Iaido


10:30-12:00noon
Beginner and Basics
Aikido

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Two Rivers Aikikai SARS-COV2 Respiratory Pathogen Policy

Our policy is designed to minimize the risk that the infectious agent SARS-CoV-2 virus (aka COVID-19 virus) is transmitted during training in Aikido and Iaido at our dojo. Our policy is based on universal precautions recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce exposure to spread of droplets and to reduce the transmission of this virus. The risk of acquiring serious infections during training is small. Nonetheless, members, guests and visitors training at Two Rivers Aikikai will follow the universal precautions listed below.

Precautions to be observed at all times:
In the following text, 'you' means you the practitioner or your child for parents or guardians.
You will refrain from coming to class or the dojo if you have one of the following symptoms: fever (temperature >100.5 F), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, headache, body aches, loss of sense of smell, loss of sense of taste, diarrhea, or vomiting.
If you have these symptoms, please contact your health care provider for the COVID-19 test.

In order to prevent the spread of illness, you will wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before training.
You will wear two clean masks that cover your nose and mouth to prevent the spread of droplets during the entire time you are in the dojo.
If you notice that someone else's mask is not fully covering their nose and mouth, you will inform that person and resume training when the appropriate masking is in place.
If, during training, you need to wipe sweat from your face or need to touch your face for any reason, you will sanitize your hands with the alcohol-based sanitizer or step off the mat to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Upon completion of cleanup, at the end of class, you will sanitize all brooms, dusters or vacuums that you have handled and then wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or liberally use hand sanitizer.
If you test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, you will notify the instructor if you have been to the dojo for the 14 days prior to the onset of your symptoms. In the event you are asymptomatic, you will notify the instructor if you have been to the dojo for the 14 days prior to your positive test. This is to aid in contact tracing.
If you test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, you will refrain from entering the dojo for at least 10 days from the onset of your symptoms or for 24 hours after the resolution of your symptoms, whichever is the latter.
You will abide by all dojo space occupancy and physical distancing rules during this pandemic.


Description of Classes


Aikido & Weapons

These classes are open to all students. The class begins with stretching and strengthening exercises. Solo practice continues with attacks, entries, ukemi and techniques. Partner practice in classes will be at a distance without any contact. There may be practice with Bokken (wooden sword), or Jo (wooden staff). This portion of class may include suburi (solo practice), Jo Kata (solo practice), Kumi Tachi and Kumi Jo (partner practice without contact).


Iaido

Iaido is a non-combative physical and mental discipline based on the prescribed use of the Japanese sword. Practicing Iaido helps one polish the self with a combination of control and flexibility of mind, body and spirit for a particular situation at a particular place in time. Koyanis Sensei's permission is required for observation and participation. Practice is centered on Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, though several additional series are studied. Please visit our About Iaido page or the Kiyoikaze Iaido Federation website for a list of forms we practice and the testing requirements.


Shotokan Karate

Open to all students, Shotokan Karate focuses on the generation of power and speed of technique. There are generally three facets to practicing Shotokan - kihon, or basics, kata, or forms, and kumite, or sparring. Since we are practicing social distancing, instructors will demonstrate one-step or three-step sparring, but will not have students practice kumite. The emphasis will be on kihon and kata, teaching some of the basic blocks, punches and other strikes, and kicks, and then putting these basic techniques together to learn some of the basic Shotokan kata.

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Rules of Practice at Two Rivers Aikikai

  • Every student and instructor has the responsibility to cooperate in creating an atmosphere of harmony and respect and a spirit of pleasure and enjoyment in the dojo.
  • Every dojo member will show respect to the dojo, to their training tools, to fellow students and to themselves by following the guidelines set forth below and in the Rules of Etiquette for the dojo.
  • Before stepping on to the mat, please make sure that your hands and feet are clean and that your fingernails and toenails are trimmed. Do not wear any jewelry during class. Your gi should be clean and in good repair. Keep your jacket closed and your belt tied snugly. Keep a small washcloth tucked in your gi to wipe sweat from your face and wrists during practice.
  • Receive instruction thoughtfully and follow the instructor's directions to the best of your ability.
  • When you or a partner have a question,it is most often best answered by the instructor.
  • When practicing, show respect to your partners by blending in with their movements. Try your best not to push or resist. As nage, lead your partner's energy in the desired direction. As uke, give your partners the energy they need to perform the desired technique.
  • The purpose of Aikido is not to fight and defeat an enemy, but to fight and defeat your own aggressive instincts. Aikido is a tool to develop a better society through each individual's character development. Aikido ultimately makes violent behavior obsolete. Be careful not to react with competitive displays of ego, tests of strength or any intention to injure. Always ask an instructor for assistance if you feel unsafe with a partner.
  • Always be alert - not just to what is in front of you, but all around you. Pay attention to avoid accidental collisions. Be aware of your limitations and those of your partners. Good posture promotes an enhanced awareness.
  • Cleaning the dojo proper after each class is a part of practice. Follow the lead of your senior students or ask an instructor for a cleaning chore. Visitors practicing from other dojos are welcome to help with cleaning.
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 Monthly Membership Dues

Adults $90 for one month, $255 for three months or $480 for six months.
Couples $170 per month, $480 for three months or $900 for six months.
Children $50 per month for children 6 - 11 on Thursdays & Saturdays
Registration fee $35 per family.
Teens $70.00 per month for teens ages 12 - 17, $195 for 3 months
Beginner
Special
for Teens
& Adults
$135 for 1 month (includes 1 month membership dues, registraton fee and a gi)
$125 each for 1 month if you join with a friend
$300 for 3 months (includes 3 months membership dues, registration fee and a gi)
$250 each for 3 months if you join with a friend
The New Student Registration fee for adults and teens is $50. Scholarships & family rates are available.
Two Rivers Aikikai is a nonprofit organization. Instructors are not paid to teach, which is considered part of their training.
Dues allow you to practice in unlimited classes. Seminar fees are not covered by regular dues.

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Two Rivers Aikikai is a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit organization that admits students of any race, color, age, gender identity,
and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are available to all members.