Stanford Aikido
Stanford Aikido Club
Group photo from tameshigiri seminar with visiting sensei, Jim Alvarez, September 2015.

2016 Winter Quarter Schedule

Note: Class on Wednesday, March 16th is from 2:30-3:30 pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1:30 - 2:30pm
ACSR Studio (Cyndy)
ACSR Studio (Bruce or John)
1:30 - 2:30pm
ACSR Studio (John)
ACSR Studio (Bruce or Adrianne)
ACSR Studio (Cyndy)*

*Fridays will be an informal opportunity to do free training or get some one-on-one instruction. Sometimes it will be weapons work outside.


Cynthia Hayashi, 7th Dan, was awarded the title of Shihan at the 2016 New Year's celebration in Tokyo, Japan.


Division 2 training and the California Aikido Association meeting and training, Feb. 27th and 28th.


  • 1/18 Martin Luther King day
  • 2/15 Presidents' Day
  • 5/30 Memorial Day
  • 7/4 Independence Day
  • 9/5 Labor Day

Students! Aikido can count as a class for you.

Register for "Athletic 3M Aikido". In order to receive credit you will need to attend at least 20 hours, which works out to about twice per week. There is no minimum attendence requirement if you are not attending for credit, but dues of $25/quarter are expected in either case (special fees cover the difference between this at the dues rate listed on our Club Information page). Attendence of once per week should be a personal minimum, and three times per week is generally accepted as a good level in most martial arts, in order to progress. Dues for non-undergrads can be found on the Club Information page. There is no charge to try some classes, but we do ask that you fill out a waiver. If you decide to attend regularly, you will want to purchase a gi, which will cost roughly $30 - $50.


The ACSR studio is by the entrance to Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation.
The AFCS wrestling room is in the basement of Arrillaga Family Sports Center (Downstairs, on the side closest to the Taube Tennis Stadium)

Beginners Welcome Anytime!

Please feel free to drop by and observe or particpate in any class. The first few weeks of the quarter are usually best as there are many beginners at that time, but really, you may start taking classes at any point. If you would like to participate, and you have the time before you arrive, please print and sign our waiver. It will save time just before class for introductions and stretching.

Stanford Student Waiver

Non-Student Waiver

If you have meeting or class that overlaps with our starting time, please feel free to come in and quietly observe. After class, let us know about your scheduling situation and we'll do our best to work something out. The only way to learn aikido is to participate. However, you may also find a discussion of the principles of aikido to be helpful in understanding what is happening on the mat. We look forward to training with you!