Martial arts for regular people!
At Shinju Dojo, we believe anyone can learn Aikido the way we teach our self defense. 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. While we don't have a women's only class, we specialize in understanding women's needs. There is no intimidation, there are no body builders, there are no power moves, no competitions, and we are injury-free in our dojo. We become a second family to our members.
We teach primarily adults, and have a minimum age requirement of 15 years. We are a resource for adults and teens to grow their self confidence and become who they were meant to be.
We are an informal dojo and encourage questions whenever they arise. We want our members to have fun and love it when people spend the class laughing!
All that is needed is a smile and a love of learning. Give us a call today!
Longview / Kelso, Washington location
We are happy to announce our new dojo location in Longview / Kelso, Washington!
Starting in November, we will have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
Family Youth Link Center
907 Douglas Street
Longview, WA 98632
Regular classes are $75.00 per month. We accept cash, MasterCard, and Visa.
Please contact us at (360) 998-0749 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to answer all your questions.
Don't forget to pick up a dojo T-shirt and other gear here!
What to wear
For your first class, 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 would 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.