Classes - Pricing

AIKIDO

 (合気道)

A potent distillation of centuries of martial knowledge, Aikido transmits the most noble teachings of Japan's samurai tradition. It is practiced by thousands worldwide not only for fitness and self-defense, but for deep personal development. Aikido techniques also serve as the core of many defensive tactics programs instructed to law-enforcement personnel, in Japan, and worldwide.

 

Our Aikido program is affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo through Aikido Shimbokukai, a peer association working to foster exchange, mutual support, and friendship
among Aikido teachers from different traditions.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COST:

Adult Unlimited   

  • 6 months:  $110 per month

  • 1 year:       $100 per month

U.S.MILITARY, VETERANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, and STUDENTS:

  • 6 months:  $75 per month

  • 1 year:       $70 per month 

Adult Aikido classes are offered six times a week at our Chicago location.

 

YOUTH AIKIDO

 (合気道)

Shinjinkai’s Youth Aikido program is ideal for children 6-15 years of age. Classes are energetic, disciplined, and focused on three core principles: focus, compassion, and effort. Through cooperative games, exercises, and basic Aikido techniques, children learn to develop not

just their bodies, but also their minds. Our training instills qualities and skills like:

 

  • Conflict resolution

  • Character Development

  • Cooperation and increased regard for others

  • Etiquette

  • Leadership

  • Responsibility and Discipline

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COST:

  • 6 months:   $75 per month

  • 1 year:        $70 per month

Youth Aikido classes are offered three times a week at our Chicago location.

 

MEISHI-HA MUGAIRYU IAIHYODO

Training in Mugai Ryu begins with practice of the 20 fundamental seated and standing kata (forms). Later practice includes more advanced kata and partner practice with both long and short swords. Mugai Ryu students also practice tameshigiri: the cutting of targets using live blades. 

 

Shinjinkai's program is affiliated with the Suimokai, an organization in Japan dedicated to
the preservation of several martial arts including Mugai Ryu. It is led by Niina Toyoaki Gyokudo,
the soke (headmaster) of Meishi-ha Mugairyu Iaihyodo.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COST:

  • 6 months:  $75 per month

  • 1 year:       $70 per month

 

Mugai Ryu classes are offered twice per week (adults only).

 

 (無外流)

 

SHINBUKAN KURODA RYUGI

 (振武舘黒田道場)

The Shinbukan Kuroda Dojo was founded by Yahei Masayoshi Kuroda in 1848 to transmit four
styles of martial arts inherited by the Kuroda family. 
Kenjutsu, Jujutsu, Iaijutsu, Bojutsu; together, these comprise the Shinbukan Kuroda Ryu-gi, or style, today led by Headmaster Tetsuzan Kuroda Sensei:

  • Komagawa Kaishin-ryu Kenjutsu (founded in the 16th century)
  • Tamiya-ryu Iaijutsu (founded approximate 350 years ago).
  • Shishin Takuma-ryu Jujutsu (according to tradition, founded in the 10th century)
  • Tsubaki Kotengu-ryu Bojutsu (founded in the Keichou era, 1596-1615)

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COST:

Membership is restricted to those persons accepted directly by the Shinbukan headmaster, Tetsuzan Kuroda Sensei. Due to the nature of this training and the commitment required,
persons desiring more information must contact our Chicago Shinbukan group coordinator
for more information.

 

 

TAIJUTSU

Taijutsu's practicality prompts tens of thousands from around the world -many involved in law enforcement and the military -to seek out training. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Defensive Tactics Program have both utilized Taijutsu principles

as a basis for their instruction.

 

Instructor James V. Morganelli has studied martial arts for more than 35 years, teaching nationally and internationally. He is a master instructor of Budo Taijutsu with the Bujinkan Dojo of Japan and is the chief instructor of the Bujinkan Shingitai-Ichi Dojo, founded in 1998. See his full bio and more information at: www.sgtidojo.org.
 
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP COST:
Please contact the instructor directly for class and fee information.

 (体術)

 

RINZAI ZEN

What am I? What is this life for? Why is there suffering? These are universal human questions.
A person comes to Zen when such questions can no longer be ignored. Zen, however, is not a system of belief or dogma. It is simply the recognition of your own nature, and a mind-body practice to embody that recognition. In this way, universal questions are resolved within the insight arising from your own being: a natural wisdom that is not bound by any one religion, philosophy or culture.

 

The purpose of Zen is thus not to give you something new, or to help you do something new. It is to discover the true nature of your existence, and to manifest the boundless freedom which comes from that. To practice Zen is to discover what a human being truly is.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COST:

Suggested donation for initial visit is $10. On this first visit, you will receive an introduction to the practice of zazen (Zen meditation) which will allow you to attend any meditation session in our schedule. You will also receive membership information.

Visiting Martial Artists (i.e. non-members who practice elsewhere but wish to drop-in to train as guests)Mat fee: $20/day​

FOUR CLASS -

INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE

$75. FOUR CLASSES. 

Sign up now for a 4-Class Introductory Package redeemable at any one of our Chicago area locations.  You may attend any four of the following classes: Aikido, Youth Aikido, and Mugai Ryu. During these you'll have the chance to meet our instructors and get a feel for our community.

 

No special equipment or clothing is required.

 

To register, just fill out the form below, and then use the purchase icon. After receiving your payment we'll contact you by the next business day to schedule your first class.

 

Note: intro package purchases are non-refundable, but they have no expiration date.  

 

1 MONTH -

UNLIMITED

$95. ONE MONTH. 

Sign up now for our 1 Month Unlimited - Class Introductory Package redeemable at our Chicago area -Ravenswood- location. You may attend any of the following classes: Aikido, Youth Aikido, Mugai Ryu and Zen. During these you'll have the chance to meet our instructors and get
a feel for our community.

 

No special equipment or clothing is required.

 

To register, just fill out the form below, and then use the purchase icon. After receiving your payment we'll contact you by the next business day to schedule your first class.

 

Note: intro package purchases are non-refundable, but they have no expiration date.  

 
 

PRIVATE LESSONS

 (One on One Instruction)

Moore Sensei and other senior Shinjinkai teachers are available on a limited basis for private instruction at various locations.

 

For adults or youth that learn best in this format, private classes are an opportunity to benefit directly from the insights of a master-level instructor respected worldwide for his teaching ability. Students in our group classes also benefit from occasional private sessions, to analyze their progress and break through to higher levels of achievement. In short, private instruction is an intensely focused and rich learning opportunity.

 

Topics for private instruction may include the following; singly, or in combination, according to the student's interest:

  • Aikido
  • Japanese swordsmanship
  • Personal protection
  • Self-defense for women
  • For Kids:  Dealing with bullies and projecting confidence
  • Meditation and Internal Cultivation
  • Knife tactics and defense (traditional and modern)
  • Walking stick and baton
  • 6" stick (dokkosho/yawara)
  • Firearm retention and disarming
  • Improvised weapon tactics
  • Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement (rapid takedown/immobilization, handcuffing)
  • Close quarter combatives
  • Authentic Japanese-style fight choreography.
 
Rates for private instruction are hourly, and are set by agreement with the engaged instructor.

TACTICAL TRAINING

 (For Armed Professionals &

Responsible Civilians)

Physical skills useful for prevailing in a modern threat environment are instructed by Shinjinkai
to armed professionals and responsible civilians. 

We are also adept at constructing scenario-specific training to meet unique needs.
 
We have instructed these skills in both agency-sponsored and private venues to:
 
  • Federal law-enforcement agencies: FBI, IRS, Treasury Department
  • Numerous state, county and municipal law-enforcement agencies
  • US military and special operations personnel
  • Foreign military, government security and anti-terrorist personnel
 
This training was previously offered through the Association for Tactical Applications (ATA), a consulting group founded by Moore Sensei at the request of the late Aikido master Fumio Toyoda (who served as its technical advisor, having himself instructed Japanese police and members of what was previously called the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency).  Toyoda Sensei felt very strongly that traditional martial arts should creatively adapt and address the realities of modern violence.  We continue his efforts today by offering this training through Shinjinkai.
 
To discuss the possiblity of scheduling a training event for your organization, unit, or group,
please contact us.  
 
Some of these skills are also instructed at Shinjinkai locations as part of our general Aikido program.

HOMESCHOOL INSTRUCTION

Shinjinkai is a supporter of homeschool and other small-group activities. Because we share many of the same core values, we welcome opportunities to include homeschooled children and teens in our programs. Individual youth, ages 6-15yrs (16 and up are encouraged to attend our adult classes) are welcome to join our regularly scheduled classes. Our instructional approach integrates physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences for each student, according to his or her age group and stage of development.

Private Homeschool Classes
 

We offer private classes for homeschool family groups, brought together by their common parenting values, and educational goals. Our curriculum and teaching approach, is customized for each homeschool group depending on their needs and goals. Aikido training promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellness and fitness. The paired training lends to development of positive social interactions. There is no competition. All in a safe and empowering environment.

 
To discuss scheduling a visit or training for your youth, or group, please contact us.
 
These skills are also instructed at Shinjinkai locations as part of our general Youth Aikido program.

 (For Individuals & Groups)

CPS/PRIVATE & UNIVERSITY SCHOOL INSTRUCTION

 (After-School &

Stand-Alone Programs)

Shinjinkai works in conjunction with CPS, Private schools, Universities, and Out-of-State schools 
as a regular component/extension of our Youth Aikido and Zen programs.

On Location

A class taught twice weekly at the educational institution as apart of their range of programs,
or a stand-alone class.

In House

A class taught twice weekly at Shinjinkai.

We are also adept at constructing scenario-specific training to meet unique needs.
 
We have instructed these skills in cooperation with various CPS, Private, and University-level educational institutions:
 
  • Baker Demonstration School
  • Claremont Academy 
  • St. Thomas More H.S.
  • DePaul University
 
To discuss the possibility of scheduling a training program for your school, or university,
please contact us.

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