O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

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Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements


Long weekend schedule

Since Monday, August 4 is a holiday, there will be some schedule changes for the long weekend:

Saturday, August 2: Normal Saturday schedule.

Sunday, August 3: No class.

Monday, August 4: Combined beginner/regular class at 6:00 pm. No 7:30 class.

Introduction to Aikido - 6 classes - September 2014

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 September 2014. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm and Sundays from 6:30pm to 7:30, starting September 15 and ending September 29. The price for seven classes is $50. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

You can register through the West Point Grey Community Centre, through PayPal, or with cash or cheque at your first class.

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
July 25-26 Hind Sensei Gastown Aikikai (BCAF) Osoyoos
July 25-26 Okamoto Sensei Seattle Aikikai (USAF) Seattle
August 8-9 Nakamura Sensei
Barnes Sensei
Okanagan Aikikai (CAF) Kelowna
August 9-10 Deguchi Shihan Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria
August 16-17 Deguchi Shihan English Bay Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
August 22-24 Suganuma Shihan Shohei Juku Canada
Vancouver Shomonkai (Shohei Juku)
Vancouver
September 26-28 Osawa Shihan JCCC Aikikai (CAF)
Aikido Tendokai (CAF)
Aikido Hokuryukai (CAF)
Toronto
October 4-5 Ishiyama Shihan
Macphail Sensei
Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria
November 15-16 Ishiyama Shihan
Guest Instructors
Vancouver West Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
March 6-8 Miyamoto Shihan Gastown Aikikai (BCAF) Vancouver
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
1940–2011