O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand
Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements


November seminar and schedule changes

Our annual fall seminar will take place on November 15 and 16. The usual classes on those two days will not be held; please plan to attend the seminar instead. Some classes are open to unranked beginners. See the events page for more details.

There will be some deviations from the normal schedule before and after the seminar.

Monday, November 10 (the day before Remembrance Day), there will be a combined beginner/regular class at 6:00pm. There will be no 7:30 class on that day. After class, there will be a social gathering at The Cove on 4th Avenue, near Alma Street. The Sunday class on November 9 will be held as usual.

Monday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 19, there will be a combined beginner/regular class starting at 6pm. There will be no 7:30 class on those days.

Testing for 3rd kyu and lower levels will take place during the class on Wednesday, November 19.

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
October 31 - November 2 Leduc Sensei Pacific Shizen Aikido (Kenkyukai) Victoria
November 7-9 Turner Sensei BigRock Aikikai (CAF) Calgary
November 15-16 Ishiyama Shihan
Paris Sensei
Macphail Sensei
Vancouver West Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
November 28-30 Hewson Sensei
Moline Sensei
Ragush Sensei
Saskatoon Aikido (CAF) Saskatoon
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