O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand
Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements


No classes Christmas Eve

There will be no classes on Wednesday, December 24.

Etsunen Geiko

Ishiyama Shihan and Vancouver West Aikikai cordially invite you to welcome the New Year at our dojo. We will have Etsunen Geiko (a special New Year's Eve practice) starting at 11:30pm through midnight to about 12:30am, followed by a New Year celebration at the dojo.

The event is free of charge. Visitors and family members are welcome.

The usual Wednesday classes at 6:00pm and 7:30pm are cancelled on December 31.

Weapons classes suspended until January

The last two Saturday weapons classes of the year, on December 20 and 27, have been cancelled. On those days, there will be only one class, starting at 11am. The 10am Saturday weapons classes will resume on January 3.

Introduction to Aikido - 7 classes - January 2015

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 January 2015. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm and Sundays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, starting January 12 and ending January 26. The price for seven classes is $50. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

You can register and pay 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
Jan 30 - Feb 1 Ishiyama Shihan
MacLean Sensei
Saskatoon Aikido (CAF) Saskatoon
March 6-8 Miyamoto Shihan Gastown Aikikai (BCAF) Vancouver
June 19-26 Osawa Shihan CAF Summer Camp Toronto
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