Martial arts for regular people!
At Shinju Dojo, we believe just about anyone can learn our martial art of Aikido. You do not have to be in shape or of a particular build or body type. We have had people with bad backs, cranky knees, and missing limbs enjoy our class.
Our lead instructor is a woman and we specialize in understanding women's needs and self defense concerns. There is no intimidation, there are no body builders, and there are no power moves. There are no competitions or tournaments.
After more than 22 years of teaching, we are proud to be injury-free.
We are a resource for adults, teens, and families to grow their self confidence and become who they were meant to be. Shinju Dojo becomes a second family to our members.
We are informal and encourage questions whenever they arise. We want our members to have fun and love it when people spend the class laughing!
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 are still here for our students!
Our dojo remains physically closed until the Washington State mandates are lifted. We are currently offering weekly thirty-minute video lessons online. Although these are private lessons, we are only charging our regular monthly dojo membership rate.
Not a regular student? No problem! As always, try your first class for free.
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.
To participate in a session, you will need:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 998-0749 for more information and to schedule your session.
Until we see you on the mat - see you online!
Longview / Kelso, Washington location
Please note: Our regular location is temporarily closed due to the Washington State shutdown mandates.
First class free! Every class fun!
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Youth and Family Link Gym
907 Douglas Street
Longview, WA 98632
Monthly membership rates:
Individual - $100.00
Couples - $150.00
Families - $250.00
We accept cash, MasterCard, and Visa. 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 email@example.com, and we'll be happy to answer all your questions.
Ready to sign up today? 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 to sign up, you'll need a white single or double weave Judo gi (a training outfit). It is better suited to the class activities and will last for years. Shinju Dojo follows a Judo lineage and we don't ordinarily wear hakama (formal pleated black trousers).
If you don't have a gi, let us know. We will be happy to set you up with one.
Women should wear a t-shirt and sports bra under the gi jacket.
No fragrances, gum, or jewelry in the dojo, please.