At AOCNM there are 26 classes per week and that includes four weapons classes. Price is $4 per class or $60/month unlimited training. Classes are taught six days a week and all classes are open to students of any skill level. The more advanced students help the other students.
In Japanese culture there is a special relationship between different skill levels. It is sempai and cohai. Sempai is the higher ranking and kohai the lessor rank. The sempai is responsible to assist the cohai in their training and developemant. The kohai is expected to respect and follow the guidance of the sempai. Everyone in the dojo, including the Sensei is both a sempai and kohai.
No matter your rank there is always someone of higher rank. You learn to gladly assist and be assisted. It is a good life lesson.
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center:
7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
phone: (505) 764-6475
New Mexico International School:
8650 Alameda Blvd NE #2b, Albuquerque, NM 87122.
phone: (505) 503-7670
University of New Mexico
( open to UNM students only)