Open for classes
Berkeley Aikikai is open for both adult and children’s classes, using the modified schedule below on the web-site. While we have been able to increase class size now that Alameda county is in the Orange tier, there are limits. We ask members to please use the class sign-up for the month to reserve your space in a class. All members should have received a link to that sign-up. If you have not, please contact us by email or leave a phone message.
We will continue with safety procedures as we transition to more open operation, regardless of vaccination status.
The guidelines below continue to apply.
First: anyone entering the Dojo (member or visitor) will be asked screening questions. We will ask for temperature checks. Kids will be screened at the door, so parents do not have to come into the Dojo. Adults will need to keep distance at the door.
If possible, take your temperature before coming. If you have a temperature, or any other symptoms, of course stay home. We do have a touchless thermometer for screening, if you have not been able to screen at home.
Everyone: wash hands when you arrive, and after class.
Masks should be worn while in the Dojo. Gloves will be allowed if you wish. Keep distance from others at all times (this is basic maai).
We do not line up for class, but space ourselves out across the mats.
Classes will involve body conditioning, movement practice, and ukemi practice, as well as weapons for adults. As more members complete vaccinations, we may offer limited partner practice (with masks and gloves).
As the dressing rooms have limited space, it will be OK to wear your gi to and from the Dojo. Please wear a jacket or sweatshirt over it when outside the Dojo. For those changing at the Dojo, there should be only 4 people maximum in a dressing room at any time.
If you can transport your weapons to and from class, that will be best.
Please do not talk unless you are wearing a mask.
Some additional specific changes related to using the Dojo space will posted in the Dojo.
If you have questions, we can be reached at the email address on this page and by phone (leave a message).
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