Aikido is a Japanese martial art, founded by Master
Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969),
is used as a way for personal development, self-discipline and
spiritual growth. Aikido is an attempt to actualize the `Spirit of Wa (harmony)' by refining technique, heart and ki (life force) through martial art training. Founder Morihei Ueshiba stated that Aikido is "not to create and fight enemies, but a practice to harmonize and become one with the ki of the universe" and "a life compass to lead to self-actualization and the improvement of one's mettle". It is also a wonderful educational system to polish oneself and to create a strong and flexible, well-balanced body and soul. [read more]
Easter weekend schedule Apr 19-22, 2019
- Fri, Apr 19: no class at VWA Cambie
- Sat, Apr 20: class as usual
- Sun, Apr 21: no class
- Mon, Apr 22: combined class 6:30 - 7:45 pm
New Friday classes at VWA Cambie
We are happy to announce that additional Aikido classes are now (as of May 4, 2018) offered on Fridays, 7:30 - 8:45 pm, at our second location,
VWA Cambie, close
to Cambie at W 16th Ave
(at the gym of St Mary's Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3140 Ash Street, Vancouver). These are combined beginners/regular classes taught by Ishu Ishiyama Sensei, Valentine Kabanets Sensei, and Ramin Arvin Sensei. New students are welcome!
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.
Upcoming Aikido Seminars
| May 11, 2019
||VWA themed mini-seminar
| Jun 22-28, 2019
|| Osawa Hayato Shihan
||CAF summer camp
Click on the date for more details about a seminar.