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Ages 6 - 9

Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:00 pm

Ages 10 - 14

5:00 - 5:45 pm


Ages 10 - 14

4:15 - 5:00 pm


Ages 6 - 9

8:15 - 9:00 am

Ages 10 - 14

9:00 - 9:45 am

Schedule notes


May 25, Saturday  - No kids classes, Memorial Day weekend


June 15, 18, 19 - testing week


June 29, Saturday - LAST CLASS before summer break


Our regular classes close for July and August.

September 3, Tuesday - Classes reopen.


We will be offering two one-week sessions of Kids Aikido Camp!

July 1 - 5 (we will hold camp on July 4th)

July 8 - 12

Registration is now open! For more information, please click here.



Our regular classes are currently full and we will not be accepting new students until Fall 2024. If you are interested in putting your child on the waitlist or taking a trial class, please email Kate to inquire.

There are no competitions in Aikido.  Each of us is here to grow at our own pace.  More experienced students are encouraged to help beginners so that everyone progresses together.

Through the practice of Aikido exercises and techniques in the setting of a traditional dojo, we strive to build each child's strength, flexibility, and attention.  Learning "the moves" is all very nice, but what we are really working on here is bigger than that: looking someone in the eye, paying attention to details, practicing good posture, sustaining focus, persevering in the face of a challenge, and more ... 

Kate Savoca

children's instructor

Kate holds the rank of godan (5th degree black belt) and is certified to teach by Birankai North America. She has been teaching aikido to children for more than 15 years and has also been an elementary school teacher since 1995. 


dues and costs

Gi (uniform) = $25

Our monthly membership is based on a sliding scale. Please choose the level that best reflects your ability to pay monthly and to support our nonprofit school. Regardless of which level you choose, your child is invited to attend any and all of the classes for their age group. These various levels simply present different ways you can support our ongoing work here at Brooklyn Aikikai.

Contributing Membership = $50 per month

Sustaining Membership = $75 per month

Generating Membership level 1 = $100 per month

Generating Membership level 2 = $125 per month

Generating Membership level 3 = $150 per month

Joining the dojo
New Child Members

1. Choose a monthly membership level (see above). All levels cover all classes (2 days a week for ages 6 - 9, 3 days a week for ages 9 - 12).


2. Email Kate at to set up membership.

3. Purchase a uniform (through Kate) for $25.

4. Start training!



Stacy R.

Last week after class, I had my son stop and look at the outside of the dojo, and tell me what he observed and noticed. He mentioned the wooden sign that looked like it had hand-carved Japanese writing, the wooden doors, the handwritten sign on the door, and the rock with the salt offering. I asked him what these things told him about Brooklyn Aikikai. He said something like, “They put a lot of care and thought into what they do. They want to teach us the tradition, and aren't just about making money. He got it.  : )   Thank you for all you teach our children about discipline, practice, respect, and tradition.

Brooklyn Aikikai

408 3rd ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


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