Kagami Biraki 2019 - January 12
Vancouver West Aikikai will hold its Kagami Biraki practice, ceremony and reception at the dojo on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. This is a traditional celebration starting a new year of Aikido training (see here for more information on the Kagami Biraki tradition).
The event is free of charge. Guests are welcome, even if they only participate in the reception.
Ukemi Classes at VWA Cambie - starting January 2019
Starting on Friday, Jan 4, 2019, we are beginning an 8-week series of classes dedicated to ukemi practice, application, and principles. Classes will be held at VWA Cambie on Fridays, 7:30-8:45 pm, taught by Ramin Arvin. All levels are welcome!
VWA Fall Seminar - Nov 16-17, 2018
Vancouver West Aikikai is pleased to announce that Ishiyama Shihan and Paris, Macphail, Moline, and Groot Senseis
will be giving a seminar in Vancouver on Friday, November 16, and Saturday,
November 17, 2018.
Location: Friday at VWA Cambie
(St Mary's Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3140 Ash Street, Vancouver - close to Cambie at W 16th Ave, with free parking), and
Saturday at VWA Jericho
(the main dojo, at 4196 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver).
|Friday, Nov 16
||Saturday, Nov 17
| 7:00-7:30pm registration
|| 9:00-9:30am registration
| 7:30-9:00pm Ishiyama
|| 9:30-10:20am Moline
| || 10:30-11.20am Paris
| || 11:30-12:20pm Macphail
| || lunch break 1hr 10min (snacks, fruits, & water will be provided)
| || 1:30-2:20pm Groot
| || 2:30-3:40pm Ishiyama
| || 3:50-5:00pm Dan Tests
Fees: Both days $60, Saturday only $50, Friday only $20, or $20 per class ($10.00 discount for students)
On-line Registration: You can register by following this link to
Billeting: contact Liz McKinlay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bruce Riddick (email@example.com)
Testing: Candidates for dan testing please contact Bruce Riddick before November 1.
Party: There will be one on Saturday evening; details to be announced later.
New Friday classes at VWA Cambie
We are happy to announce that additional Aikido classes are now (as of May 4, 2018) offered on Fridays, 7:30 - 8:45 pm, at our second location,
VWA Cambie, close
to Cambie at W 16th Ave
(at the gym of St Mary's Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3140 Ash Street, Vancouver). These are combined beginners/regular classes taught by Ishu Ishiyama Sensei, Valentine Kabanets Sensei, and Ramin Arvin Sensei. New students are welcome!
Beginner Aikido classes with discount
Vancouver West Aikikai is offering a Groupon for its beginner Aikido classes, with a substantial discount. There are a limited number of vouchers available. For further information, please click here.
Free introductory Aikido class for new beginners
is on the last Monday of each
month (except holidays) during our beginners class time slot. You can join our beginners program at any time! We offer beginners' Aikido classes four times a week: Mon, Wed, and Sun at VWA Jericho, and Fri at VWA Cambie. Please see our class schedule for more details.