Aikido Class in the Garden
Selected date Saturday October 30
Selected time 8:30 AM  –  9:30 AM

Welcome to Aikido Classes, on Saturday October 2, 9, 16 & 30 (please select the date)


General $25 / Member $20 per each class 

(includes Garden admission on the day)


With the fresh air, splashing waterfalls and craggy pines as your classroom, enjoy the gentle and harmonious movements of aikido at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. Aikido is a Japanese martial art form based in part on the ancient sword and staff traditions of the samurai in Japanese history. This class is the perfect way to get your body moving gently and is recommended for all ages and physiques. You will get addicted to practicing the wooden sword (bokken) and staff (jo) training forms which help you stretch the body better and more beneficially. You will see that you can move parts of the body a bit further than if you stretch unaided by this handy piece of wood! 


Weapons will be supplied by Arizona Aikido. Casual outdoor clothing is recommended and footwear that won’t slip off will be important. 

Instructor: Tom Haines, Chief Instructor of Arizona Aikido 


Check-in time at Gift Shop: 8:15 am

The workshop will begin at: 8:30 am


Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well.


The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden.


When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue.


COVID19 Guidelines for Aikido Class

 Stay home if you are sick or running fever

20 Maximum per class

Protect yourself while visiting the garden.  

 Stay at least 6 feet away from others in the class

 Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth 

 Wash your hands with soap  and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer after using the restrooms.  

 Facial cover required by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in the public setting.

 Attendance at and use of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and its facilities is at the sole risk of the attendee/participant and the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix shall not be responsible for any injury, sickness or harm experienced by an attendee/participant from or related to such use, and by its use, the attendee/participant assumes such risk. 


Cancellation & Refund Policies

All classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in classes affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class/program at least ten business days prior to the scheduled workshop/program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)

Refunds will not be given to workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class after the first class has been held.


Missed Classes

Workshop/program participants who do not show up to the workshop/program without notification before the scheduled workshop/program must forfeit their payment and reservation    


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