Aikido is a way of personal development through a traditional Japanese martial art. Aikido is often translated as the Art of Peace, and described as the Meditation in Motion. The purpose of this art is to bring balance to one's mind and body, and by extension to promote peace and harmony in the world. Aikido is so vast and deep that everyone will experience it differently. But everyone will benefit by developing their awareness and mindfulness, becoming more confident and open to the world, and reducing their daily stress.
If you are curious about what Aikido has to offer, this is your chance!
Vancouver West Aikikai will be offering a special three-week introductory Aikido course for teens and adults in January 2020. The classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, starting Mon, Jan 13, and ending Wed, Jan 29, at VWA Jericho. The price for six classes is $60. You can pay through PayPal, or with cash or cheque at your first class.
If you're intending to attend this series of intro classes, please email us before the first class to let us know you are coming! Please arrive at least 20 minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Hope to see you at the dojo!
VWA is very happy to host a seminar with Fujimaki Shihan (7th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo), on Apr 3-5, 2020, in Vancouver. This seminar has been endorsed and encouraged by Osawa Shihan (8th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo).
|Feb 9, 2020||Ishiyama Shihan||Vancouver Aikikai seminar||Vancouver|
|Feb 21 - 22, 2020||Ishiyama Shihan||Victoria Aikikai seminar||Victoria, BC|
|Apr 3 - 5, 2020||Fujimaki Shihan||VWA spring seminar||Vancouver|
|Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2020||Osawa Hayato Shihan||CAF summer camp||Halifax, NS|
|Oct 9 - 11, 2020||Osawa Hayato Shihan||CAF fall seminar||Vancouver|
* Our Sunday morning classes wil start on Feb 2, 2020!
Note: On a long-weekend Monday, there will be a combined class 18:30–19:45. No long-weekend Sunday class.
|intro six classes||Jan or Sep||$60|
|drop in||one class||$10|
Children's classes in 2020 start on Jan 13 and continue until Mar 11. No children's classes on Feb 17 & 19, 2020.
Groupon discount vouchers are available for beginners. 12-class books and family discounts are available for registered dojo members.
All dojo members are required to pay Canadian Aikido Federation and BC Aikido Federation annual dues.
New members must complete and sign a membership form and waiver . This may be done on arrival at the dojo, or you may save time by completing the form online and either printing it or emailing it to us.
Exceptions to these policies will be considered on an individual basis (see Sensei before the class).
cash or cheque at the dojo
e-transfer (preferred) to email@example.com, with Sensei's last name as the answer to your (arbitrary) security question
VWA spring seminar 2018