New Student Fee Payment

The following online payment options are for new students. Current or returning students can pay online at this link.

Youth or Adult Aikido 2 or 3 Month Startup Payment

Adult Regular Tuition: $80/month

Adult Discounted Tuition: $70/month
(Military, College Student, or High School Student attending advanced adult classes)

Youth Regular Tuition: $70/month

Youth Discounted Tuition: $60/month
(Sibling or child of another active Aikido Student)

Homeschooler Youth Aikido Classes: Contact us for rate and schedule of this program.

New students join for 2 months minimum prepaid.  Youth students are provided with a uniform at no extra charge and then 1 lightweight replacement uniform a year as needed.

Late Payment Fee: $5 (more than 1 week late tuition) 

For more information, please read our Terms of Student Membership.

Testing Fees

Testing fees at Aikido Bismarck are kept at a minimum to cover basic cost, extra training, and fees that are paid to affiliate organizations.

Beginning in 2022, we have eliminated testing fees for youth students up to Brown Belt rank. 

Adults have $20 testing fees up to 3rd Kyu, then $40, $50, and $100 for 3rd Kyu, 2nd Kyu, and 1st Kyu respectively.

Shodan (and above) certification fees and Aikikai membership are subject to change according to fees imposed by the national and international organizations that we study under. Local testing fees for blackbelt ranks are also to be determined.

More About Testing for Rank...

Youth students under 17 and beyond 1st Kyu may test for Jun-Shodan (red/black belt)  (“apprentice shodan”) and/or may transition into the adult program.  Adult Shodan candidates should be at least 18 years old or a 17-year-old High School graduate.

Youth students of sufficient maturity and physical ability may also participate fully in the adult curriculum with no additional monthly fee. All such decisions are made by the Aikido Bismarck Sensei/Dojo Cho.

Neither full payment of tuition NOR regular class attendance guarantees students’ rank advancement or rank certifications by school administrators.  Rank advancement is at the complete discretion of the Sensei.

How to Get Started

  1. Watch a class to get more familiar with Aikido. (This is optional but recommended). See our SCHEDULE.
  2. Register ONLINE or in person.
  3. Pay tuition for 2 months minimum to start.  (check/cash in person or PAY ONLINE here)
  4. Adults – Purchase a uniform independently or take advantage of our free gi offer.  Kids – beginner uniform is free with 2 months tuition.
  5. Attend class. Welcome!

Questions? Call or text us: 701-471-2306