We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or national origin.
We are a semi-private dojo and we reserve the decision to grant full membership to potential students once they finish the probationary period. We invest an incredible amount of time and energy into your beginner lessons. We are not interested in folks looking for black belts or social media attention. We will ask you to observe one class then decide if its for you. If you think that you would like to go forward, we will provide you with the appropriate membership forms and waivers, give you information on equipment, and invite you to begin training at the next class. After a few months of probationary training, we will happily discuss the potential of full membership and ranking.
We normally accept ages 16 and over. The Aikido program gladly accepts children 7 years old and older
Providence Aikido 6:30-7:30p Adults
Beginner sword 6:30-730 pm
Jo Staff/Advanced Sword 7:30-8:30 pm
Providence Aikido 6:30-730p Adults
Beginner sword 630-730
Jo staff/Advanced Sword 7:30-8:30 pm
Providence Aikido Adults 9AM-10AM
Providence Aikido Children 10-11AM
Sword All levels 11:30am – 12:45pm
*Providence Aikido Is a separate program from The Budo Academy
Students of the academy understand that membership tuition support the dojo. We work very hard to keep our rates reasonable.
Tuition: 90.00 per month, automatic payments with no long term contracts.
Mat fee: $30.00 per session. For practitioners who are members of other related dojos only.
Registration fee: $40. This is a one time fee for new regular members upon enrollment.
YNBK annual membership fee: 15 euro for Kyu ranked Students and 25 Euros for Yudansha. This annual fee is required for ranking within the dojo. Not required for probationary students please use the links below to make payment
We not a commercial dojo which rely on a room full of students for profit and contracts.. We cherish the martial traditions which we feel have unlocked our potentials in this modern stressful world. Committed training practice in a dojo such as ours is a positive life changing journey which requires both our commitment as well as yours.
This is Annual payment for students from 8th Kyu to 1st Kyu Rank
This is Annual Payment for students Shodan-Ho and above.
Full member students eventually purchase bokken with saya, keikogi, obi and hakama This typically involves an additional initial expense of about $200. There is no rush for this as we like to be sure the student is committed before making these investments.
After a period of time of training we will allow you to purchase a wooden Jo staff and Iaito (Metal practice katana). We will provide you with details on what you need and where you can purchase it after you have been accepted as a full member. We have links here on the website.
We do not allow sharp swords (shinken) on the training floor at anytime.
We value personal growth and well being for our students. We follow the core values set by the Yamato Ryu Nippon Budo Kai.