Chushinkan Dojo

How To Sign Up

Aikido, Meditation and Iaido (Japanese Swordsmanship) classes are offered through the City of Buena Park recreation program. Classes are continuous throughout the year in seven-week sessions. For fees and class details, see the Buena Park Today newsletter.

Walk-in registration:
Buena Park Community Center, 6688 Beach Blvd (behind City Hall), Buena Park, Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm.
Walter Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park,  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Or register online using the links below to community recreation websites:

Buena Park Residents
Cypress Residents

Your First Class
Please fill out our waiver before coming to class, and bring it with you.

Iaido (Japanese Swordsmanship)/Meditation Class

  • Students must be 13 years or older.
  • Students will need a gi (martial arts uniform) with a white belt. Hakama (pleated pants) are optional. New students may borrow a dojo sword. Repeating students are encouraged to own personal weapons (bokken, iaito). For safety reasons, personal weapons need to be approved by the instructor. Students are encouraged to ask the instructor about suitable equipment before purchasing.

Aikido Classes:
NO jewelry while working out (smooth wedding bands are the only exception).
Make sure finger and toenails are filed smooth to avoid scratching others.
Please avoid wearing strong perfumes or cosmetic products that will transfer to clothing.

Aikido students may wear a gi (martial arts uniform) with a white belt. Otherwise, please wear comfortable, modest, loose fitting sports clothing (no tank tops or shorts). 

Aikido For Kids

  • This class is for children aged 5 to 12.


  • Students must be 13 years or older.
  • Aikido students may also participate in the Meditation class on Saturday mornings.

Class Schedule & Location   Questions?