Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements

Long Weekend Schedule

The schedule for Labour Day weekend is as follows:

Saturday, August 30: Regular class 11:00am - 12:15pm. No 10am weapons class.

Sunday, August 31: No class.

Monday, September 1: Combined beginner/regular class 6:00pm - 7:30pm. No 7:30 class.

No Saturday weapons classes in August

The 10:00am Saturday weapons classes are cancelled for the month of August. Regular classes will still be held from 11:00am to 12:15pm. Weapons classes will resume in September.

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
September 26-28 Osawa Shihan JCCC Aikikai (CAF)
Aikido Tendokai (CAF)
Aikido Hokuryukai (CAF)
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