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“Progress comes to those who train and train. Reliance on ‘secret techniques’ will get you nowhere.” — Morihei Ueshiba
Jyushinkan classes are open for students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Booster when you are eligible.)
Tuesday/Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (adults all levels)
Friday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (seniors noncombat)
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (youth 7 and older)
1:00 – 2:00 pm (adult beginner, plus all levels)
2:00 – 3:00 pm (adult intermediate/advanced, plus all levels)
Instructors at Jyushinkan are certified by the Aikido Association of America (AAA), and are required to renew their certification biannually through attendance at regular instructor seminars.
Dojocho and Chief Instructor: Ronald Sims Sensei (6th dan)
Michael Spooner (2nd dan)
Charles Waugh (1st dan)
Fees for monthly membership
Class Fees cover the entire month in which they are paid. You may attend as many classes as you wish in that month.
College Students: $30/mo
(Family Plans available)
7th – 6th kyu: $30
5th – 4th kyu: $35
3rd – 2nd kyu: $40
1st kyu: $50
Shodan and up: inquire re AAA/AAI fee structure
8.5 kyu: $5
8th – 5th kyu: $30
4.5 – 3rd kyu: $35
2.5 – 1st kyu: $40
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University offers a one-credit aikido class each semester, taught by Sensei Dr. Ron Sims. The class offers a basic overview of the art of Aikido, including philosophy, self-defense techniques, breathing, falling safely, meditation and other major themes.
Students must enroll and register at USU through the usual channels, but there is no prerequisite for the class, and no previous martial arts training is required. No commitment to join the Jyushinkan Dojo is expected, although many current Jyushinkan members were first introduced to aikido through the USU class.
No uniform is required, but students should plan to wear sports/exercise clothing that covers your knees and elbows. Students with physical limitations can be accommodated.
Check Banner at USU to confirm time/place.