Commencing with the dedication of our new dojo in 2009, Aikido in Fredericksburg has offered the best Uchideshi facilities. An Uchideshi (“live-in student”) will have the experience of intensive training supervised by our 6th dan Chief Instructor and senior students. With the opportunity to train 20 hours per week or more, progress to blackbelt and beyond can be swift.
We are one of the few dojos with an Uchideshi program that accepts complete beginners as well as dan rank holders. Beginners and advanced students of Aikido can participate and will receive an immersion experience of direct transmission of Aikido. Reasonable costs cover training and housing (and some barter opportunities exist, too). Requirements are reliable transportation, health insurance, and an open mind.
As an Uchideshi, you will challenge yourself, have fun, and learn traditional Aikido via this intensive program.