Adult Classes are held at:
North Seal Beach Community Center
3333 Saint Cloud Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90720
Monday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 10:30 am (see below)
An occasional Saturday Class, 9:00 am -10:30 am, to be held at the dojo and announced in advance. There will also be occasional field trips on Saturdays to other local dojos, which are all optional.
*Please note all classes are Adults Only.
(We exclusively teach adults over the age of 18 and do not teach children at BCA, No exceptions, see below.)
(To attend a single class or pay as you go, please call
562.431.2527 x1344 to schedule, computer will not register single classes)
Seal Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. Main office is located:
211 Eighth Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel 562.431.2527 x 1344
Class Fees: $150-165.00 per quarter, fees may vary each quarter, per Seal Beach Parks & Rec. Fees
Testing Fees/Certificate from AAA & Colored Belt: $50.00 per kyu test (opitional for all Parks & Rec. participants)
Seminar Fees: paid at time of seminar (optional for all Parks & Rec. participants to attend)
Supplies: bokken, jo, tanto, and gi uniform (opitional for Parks & Rec. participants); purchased by student, see "Aikido Supplies" in the navigation bar above for telephone numbers and locations to purchase supplies.
At Our AIKIDO dojo... Adult Students Only
BEACH CITIES AIKIDO is a martial arts school unlike many others in that their adult program is reserved exclusively for adults, you must be over 18 and we are strict about that policyt. This martial arts school has identified a growing demographic of adults who are specifically looking for adult only martial arts programs. These people want to be able to completely and totally focus on themselves for just a few hours each week – a place where they can get away from the overwhelming responsibilities of work, home, and child raising for just a little while. BCA provides just that.
At this school, adults have the opportunity to socialize exclusively with other adults, to de-stress, to physically reconnect with themselves, and get centered psychologically. In fact, it is not uncommon for parents and couples to train Aikido together where they can reconnect with each other, as adults, and step outside their non-stop roles of Mom and Dad. The philosophically non-violent martial art of Aikido also serves as a great new activity for recent empty nesters or divorcees who may be struggling to some extent with their identity and newfound position in the world.
In my opinion, the martial arts industry has become so kid-focused that many adults are almost embarrassed to participate in martial arts programs beyond their youth. This is incredibly unfortunate considering the tremendous health, fitness, social, and, of course, self-defense benefits martial arts has to offer adults.
Furthermore, we have heard multiple stories about how awkward and disappointing it was for adults to sometimes be stuck in a training exercise against a child half your size. We’ve also heard that some adults found themselves feeling more like a chaperone than a tuition-paying student who is there to train martial arts. Once again, there is nothing wrong with these kinds of programs. In fact, they are wonderful for children.
It is my goal at Beach Cities Aikido that you will learn a new a new skill, get back and stay in shape, and train how to defend yourself....