It feels like magic!
Imagine that you can dissipate an attack and throw your attacker by being more relaxed and deliberate in mind and body.
Yes, it's possible! Almost anyone can learn our aikido.
Drop in for a class. No boot camp here. We are welcoming and fun.
Check out our videos page to see what our martial art of aikido looks like.
All you need is a smile and a love of learning. Give us a call today! We look forward to meeting you!
Aikido is for teens and adults!
Every class is fun!
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00 - 8:00 PM
YMCA of Southwest Washington
766 - 15th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Monthly membership rates:
YMCA members - $30.00
non-members - $60.00
To sign up for classes with the YMCA, stop by in person or use this link.
All classes are on a month-to-month basis. We never have contracts. We do not charge for promotions or demonstrations of rank.
Please contact us at (360) 998-0749 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to answer all your questions.
Ready to sign up today? In addition to signing up with the YMCA, we also ask that you download our application, fill it out on both sides, sign it, and email it back to us. We'll contact you to finalize the process.
What to wear
For your first few classes, you may wear comfortable gym clothes like yoga pants and a T-shirt.
When you decide we are the right place for you, you'll need a white single or double weave judo gi (training outfit). It is better suited to the class activities and will last for years.
If you don't have a gi, let us know. We have an excellent supplier and sell them to our students.
Shinju Dojo follows a judo lineage and we don't ordinarily wear hakama (formal pleated black trousers).
Please wear a T-shirt under the gi jacket. Women should also wear a comfortable sports bra.
No fragrances, gum, or jewelry in the dojo, please.
"I never imagined what a transformative journey this would be when I joined Shinju Dojo. As from day one, I immediately felt at home; the classes are enjoyable, fun, and run in a very friendly atmosphere. The instructors Heather and Roy are extremely knowledgeable and are amazing human beings. They care about all their students; they are passionate about delivering the best experience and teaching. No matter the age and fitness level, Heather and Roy know how to chunk each technique into moves that are accessible by anyone according to their respective abilities. Aikido is not only a great self-defense art, but it is also practical. It effectively improves posture, improves how we carry ourselves, and also teaches us how to minimize injury and protect ourselves in case of falls. Taking classes at Shinju Dojo is probably one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Give it a try, their first class is free, and it is month to month contract."
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