Practical information

Practice Schedule

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pmRegular
Thursday 4:30-5:30pmChildren
Fees (from Sept 1, 2016)
Child Member (9-13 years old): $120/semester
Regular Student Member: $150/semester
Regular Non-Student Member: $250/semester
Associate Member: 50% of Regular Member (i.e. $75 or $125/semester)
Drop-in fee: $10/class

  • Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or electronic transfer.
  • We follow the academic calendar with three semesters a year: September-December, January-April, and May-August. Children’s classes do not run in July and August.
  • The student rate applies not only to MUN students but also includes students at the Marine Institute, CNA, high schools, or any other educational institution. It also applies to non-students who have a reduced income.
  • Associate memberships are for local aikidoka who are primarily members of other dojos but wish to attend our classes for extra practice. Associate members do not test with us and are not ranked within the CAF.
  • The drop-in fee is for visitors from outside the St. John's metropolitan area. For insurance reasons, anyone who (semi-)regularly practices with us must be either a Member or an Associate Member.
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Ranks and Grading
Aikido ranks are divided into kyu (white belt) and dan (black belt) grades. For adult members we follow the standard grading requirements for the Canadian Aikido Federation from 5th kyu to 1st kyu and then 1st dan and up. 5th-2nd kyu tests are usually conducted by CAF Shidoin while tests for 1st kyu and above are conducted by either the CAF Technical Director or members of the Examining Committee.
Children’s rankings start at 8th kyu and then feed into the regular grading system at 5th kyu.
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Further Information:
phone: 709-764-8969

How to find the dojo

We are located in the St. John's Martial Arts Centre at 21 Mews Place (in the industrial park between Kelsey Drive and the Avalon Mall). Check out the maps and images below. If you are coming from MUN it is 15 minutes by bike or about 30-40 by bus (Routes 2 or 10 with a bit of a walk at the end). If you are driving its easily accessible from Team Gushue Highway, Kenmount Road, or Thorburn Road.
In the Google Streetview image below, the entrance is the double doors on the left hand side of the building (there is a sign in the door though you can't see it in this image).
You can park either in front of or behind the building. If you park behind look out for trucks arriving and leaving. Do not park on the side - Purolator is on the back of the building and their trucks enter and leave along the side.
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