Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo announcements

Teaching Schedule for Fall 2016

Mon Bruce Riddick
Wed Valentine Kabanets
Sat Dave Bursey (weapons) & Kim Riddick
Mon Valentine Kabanets
Wed Valentine Kabanets
Sun Anna Stukas
Mon Liz McKinlay
Wed Liz McKinlay

For more information about the VWA instructors, please see here.

Kagami Biraki 2017

Vancouver West Aikikai will hold its Kagami Biraki practice, ceremony and reception at the dojo on Saturday, January 14, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. This is a traditional celebration starting a new year of Aikido training.

The event is free of charge. Guests are welcome, even if they only participate in the reception.

Beginner classes with discount

VWA is offering a Groupon for its beginner classes, with a substantial discount. There are a limited number of vouchers available. For further information, please click here.

Free introductory class for new beginners

is on the last Monday of each month (except holidays) at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Aikido Seminars
Date Instructor Host Location
Oct 28-30th Osawa Hayato Shihan Agatsu Aïkido de Montréal (CAF) Montreal
Apr 8-9th Ishiyama Shihan (with guests) Vancouver West Aikikai Vancouver
Click on the date for more details about a seminar.

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


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

Vancouver West Aikikai is affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan), Canadian Aikido Federation, & British Columbia Aikido Federation. Vancouver West Aikikai is a not for profit organization.