VANCOUVER WEST AIKIKAI
Introduction to Aikido & Beginners' Program
There are three facets to the beginners' programs. We offer a free one-class drop in on the last Monday of each month, except holidays. We also offer a special two-week Introduction to Aikido Program in September and January (see Announcements for the dates). Finally, beginners who join Vancouver West Aikikai and practice on a habitual basis take our normal beginners classes on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. As they gain in confidence they move into the Regular program.
The focus of the beginners class will be on Ukemi (receiving of techniques), Taisabaki (body movements) and Kihon Waza (fundamental techniques).
Beginners will train and progress together each term (i.e., fall, winter, spring, and summer terms). Those who have practiced for at at least 60 days and are deemed ready by instructor will be encouraged to test for the 5th Kyu, the first rank in Aikido; more information on ranking and testing in Aikido can be found here.
Please note, anyone wishing to start in the beginner class needs to wear appropriate attire:
Please contact us for more information.