Aikido is a way of personal development through a traditional Japanese martial art. Aikido is often translated as the Art of Peace, and described as the Meditation in Motion. The purpose of this art is to bring balance to one's mind and body, and by extension to promote peace and harmony in the world. Aikido is so vast and deep that everyone will experience it differently. But everyone will benefit by developing their awareness and mindfulness, becoming more confident and open to the world, and reducing their daily stress.
The Dojo Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Wed, March 4, 2020, following the combined class 7 - 8:15 pm taught by Ishiyama Sensei. Please make every effort to attend, as there is a lot to discuss about the future of the dojo. There will be pizza and drinks.
We are happy to offer themed Sunday classes, 10:30 am - 12 pm. The first class on February 2 was a bokken class, taught by Ishiyama Sensei. The next class on February 23 will be on kaeshi waza, taught by Valentine Sensei. On March 8, Ramin Sensei will teach a class on randori. More themed classes to be announced later.
VWA is very happy to host a seminar with Fujimaki Shihan (7th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo) as our special guest instructor, on Apr 3-5, 2020, in Vancouver. This seminar has been endorsed and encouraged by Osawa Shihan (8th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo). Ishiyama Shihan, Chief Instructor of VWA, will also teach one or two classes during the seminar.
* Our Sunday morning classes are special themed classes, and are held twice a month. There will be Sunday classes on Feb 2 (bokken), Feb 23 (kaeshi waza), and Mar 8 (randori); more dates to be announced later.
Note: On a long-weekend Monday, there will be a combined class 19:00–20:15. No long-weekend Sunday class.
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Children's classes in 2020 start on Jan 13 and continue until Mar 11. No children's classes on Feb 17 & 19, 2020.
Groupon discount vouchers are available for beginners. 12-class books and family discounts are available for registered dojo members.
All dojo members are required to pay Canadian Aikido Federation and BC Aikido Federation annual dues.
New members must complete and sign a membership form and waiver . This may be done on arrival at the dojo, or you may save time by completing the form online and either printing it or emailing it to us.
Exceptions to these policies will be considered on an individual basis (see Sensei before the class).
cash or cheque at the dojo
e-transfer (preferred) to email@example.com, with Sensei's last name as the answer to your (arbitrary) security question
VWA spring seminar 2018