About Inaka Dojo
Inaka Dojo was established in 1992 by Wendy Whited, who acted as Chief Instructor until 2015. Inaka Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, which is headed by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and affiliated with Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Prospective members are required to watch an advanced class at the dojo and meet Sensei. We also encourage those with no experience in this art to try a class. Bring a sweatsuit or other clothing that allows free movement and covers your knees to one of the basic classes. If you and Sensei agree, you may join the dojo.
Membership dues of $60 per month are payable on the first of each month. Discounts are available for families or groups.
Members of Inaka Dojo are expected to maintain membership in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), at a fee of $45 annually.
Promotions are granted through ASU and cost $45 for each kyu rank. Kyu rank promotion requirements are available before the test; eligibility to test is based on both actual time since previous promotion and training time since previous promotion. Promotions at the black belt level are granted by Aikikai World Headquarters.
Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.
- Morehei Ueshiba
Members of Inaka Dojo are to abide by these rules: