Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Morihei Ueshiba

Dojo announcements

No class on Sunday, Oct 29

As many of us will be at the seminar in Victoria that weekend, there will be no class at VWA on Sunday, October 29.

Remembrance Day Weekend Schedule

We will follow our usual long weekend schedule: no class on Sunday, Nov 12, and a joint beginners/regular class on Monday, Nov 13, starting at 6 pm.

Introduction to Aikido - 6 classes - January 8-21, 2018

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 2018. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm, and Sundays, 6:00-7:00pm, starting Mon, Jan 8, and ending Sun, Jan 21. The price for six classes is $60. You can register and pay through PayPal, or with cash or cheque at your first class. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Beginner classes with discount

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

Free introductory class for new beginners

is on the last Monday of each month (except holidays) at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Aikido Seminars
Date Instructor Host Location
Oct 21-22 Obata Shihan JCCC Aikikai (CAF) Toronto, ON
Oct 27-29 Osawa Hayato Shihan Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria, BC
Dec 9-10 Ishiyama Shihan Vancouver West Aikikai Vancouver
Click on the date for more details about a seminar.

Chief Instructor and Dojo-cho
(Chief Executive Director):
Ishu Ishiyama Shihan, 7th dan


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.