Beginners Classes and Info (Click Here)

Daily Classes:

5:15pm-6:30 pm 6:30pm-7:45pm 7:45 to 9pm
Monday General Class* Beginner’s Class Hakama Class
Tuesday General Class Beginner’s Class
Wednesday General Class Beginner’s Class Technical Expert Class
Thursday General Class Beginner’s Class
Friday Weapons Class (until 7:00 pm)
8:30am-9:45am 10:00am-11:00am 11:00am-noon
Saturday Beginner’s Class Youth Program Advanced Youth Program
Sunday Beginner’s Class

* Hakama Kai is held on the first Monday of each month from 7:45 – 9:00 p.m. On other Mondays, the 7:45 – 9:00 p.m. class is for advanced students.

General Classes

Once you have finished your beginners’ class you are eligible to join as a regular Nippon Kan member. Nippon Kan offers general classes for regular members throughout the week. Our general instructor staff is highly trained and experienced, offering a variety of teaching style. Advanced classes and weapons class are also offered on a qualified basis. Transfer students are always welcome.

Nippon Kan Youth Program

Classes are held every Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. for our younger members from 7 to 15 years of age.

The Advanced Youth Program is held every Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Youth Program students who practice in the advanced class have been personally evaluated and approved by the instructor.

Uniforms are not required for Nippon Kan’s Youth Program classes. Like the adult classes, there are no contracts or initiation fees. Monthly Youth Program membership dues are $25.00 per month. More…

Transfer Students

Aikido students new to the area are welcome to join Nippon Kan as a transfer student. There are no limitations or restrictions based on former style or affiliation. If a transferring student is interested in transferring rank, please report your current rank to office personnel. Because rank is not determined by testing at Nippon Kan, we ask transfer students to attend general and beginning classes to become familiar with Nippon Kan style, philosophy and rules of etiquette. After a period of observation, rank transfers can be granted. In accordance with Japanese martial art tradition, students may not transfer into Nippon Kan if the applicant was not in good standing at their previous dojo. Students over the rank of 3rd kyu need to have a letter of recommendation from their previous instructor.

To All Visiting Aikidoists…

All out-of-town guests are welcome to practice at Nippon Kan. Mat fees for one class are $7.00 ($12.00 for two consecutive classes). Long-term live-in study programs are also available. Please contact Nippon Kan or click here for information about the Uchideshi Program.

Nippon Kan is conveniently located near downtown Denver and is easily accessible. Nippon Kan has many visitors every year. Visitors are our guests and we welcome you to practice with us. We do ask that visitors refrain from teaching their own style and comply with Nippon Kan rules of courtesy.

Observers Welcome

Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Our office staff will be happy to answer any questions for you upon request.

Map and Directions

Click here for a map and directions to our facility.