At your first lesson you can bring along your normal exercise clothing (loose clothing), and knee pads for Iaido if you have. The sensei (teacher) will give you a wooden sword (bokken) and a belt (obi) to practise Iaido. You can practise Aikido with your clothing. You will be instructed how to bow on entering and leaving the dojo.
You'll leave the course with some informative material and experience how it is to be exercised in Iaido/Aikido as a novice, and an impression of how the art looks when executed on a more advanced level . You can ask your questions to the sensei after class . If you have any questions about monthly fees or class hours, ask someone from the older students. You should inform the sensei before you come to the first lesson, so the appropriate materials is prepared and ready at your disposal.