Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

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Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements

No classes Saturday, January 24

There will be no classes on Saturday, January 24. We encourage you to attend the seminar at Vancouver Aikikai instead.

Introduction to Aikido - 7 classes - January 2015

If you are curious about what Aikido has to offer, this is your chance!

Vancouver West Aikikai will be offering a special 2-week introductory course for teens and adults in January 2015. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm and Sundays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, starting January 12 and ending January 26. The price for seven classes is $50. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

You can register and pay through PayPal, or with cash or cheque at your first class.

Seminar and Embukai in Honour of O'Sensei (1883 - 1969)

Ishiyama Shihan and Vancouver West Aikikai are pleased to announce a special event to be held on Saturday, May 2, in honour of O'Sensei: a seminar by Ishiyama Shihan, and Embukai (public demonstration) by a number of chief instructors from Aikido dojos in the region.

For more details, please see our events page.

Free Introductory Class for New Beginners

Free introductory class for new beginners on the last Monday of each month (except holidays), at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Aikido Seminars
Date Instructor Host Location
January 24 Macphail Sensei Vancouver Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
Jan 30 - Feb 1 Ishiyama Shihan
MacLean Sensei
Saskatoon Aikido (CAF) Saskatoon
Jan 30 - Feb 1 Macphail Sensei
Chin Sensei
Okanagan Aikikai (CAF) Kelowna
March 6-8 Miyamoto Shihan Gastown Aikikai (BCAF) Vancouver
May 2 Ishiyama Shihan Vancouver West Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
June 19-26 Osawa Shihan CAF Summer Camp Toronto
October 2-4 Osawa Shihan Okanagan Aikikai (CAF) Kelowna
Click on the date for more details about a seminar.

Chief Instructor and Dojo-cho
(Chief Executive Director):
Ishu Ishiyama Shihan, 7th dan

Vancouver West Aikikai is affiliated with:

the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters) Tokyo, Japan

the Canadian Aikido Federation

the British Columbia Aikido Federation

Vancouver West Aikikai is a not for profit organization

Honourary Dojo-cho:
Y. Kawahara Shihan, 8th dan