Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Morihei Ueshiba
Founder of Aikido

Dojo announcements

Congratulations to Liz McKinlay

We wish to acknowledge and celebrate Liz McKinlay Sensei, 5-dan, for her nearly 40 years of contribution and dedication to our dojo and the Aikido community in British Columbia and Canada! See here for the full text.

Beginner Aikido classes with discount

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

Free introductory Aikido class for new beginners

is on the last Monday of each month (except holidays) at 6:00pm. You can join our beginners program at any time! We offer beginners' Aikido classes three times a week: Mon, Wed, and Sun starting at 6 pm. Please see our class schedule and fees for more details.

Upcoming Aikido Seminars
Date Instructor Host Location
Mar 3-4, 2018 Ishiyama Shihan Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria, BC
Apr 14-15, 2018 Ishiyama Shihan Vancouver West Aikikai Vancouver
June 23-29, 2018 Osawa Hayato Shihan CAF summer camp Calgary, AB
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 Dojo


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.