O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand
Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements


Seminar and Embukai in Honour of O'Sensei (1883 - 1969)

Ishiyama Shihan and Vancouver West Aikikai are pleased to announce a special event to be held on Saturday, May 2, in honour of O'Sensei: a seminar by Ishiyama Shihan, and Embukai (public demonstration) by a number of chief instructors from Aikido dojos in the region.

For more details, please see our events page.

Free Introductory Class for New Beginners

Free introductory class for new beginners on the last Monday of each month (except holidays), at 6:00pm.

Upcoming Aikido Seminars
Date Instructor Host Location
April 25-26 Macphail Sensei
Helmer Sensei
Campbell River Aikido (CAF) Campbell River
May 2 Ishiyama Shihan Vancouver West Aikikai (CAF) Vancouver
June 19-26 Osawa Shihan CAF Summer Camp Toronto
October 2-4 Osawa Shihan Okanagan Aikikai (CAF) Kelowna
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 is affiliated with:

the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters) Tokyo, Japan

the Canadian Aikido Federation

the British Columbia Aikido Federation

Vancouver West Aikikai is a not for profit organization

Honourary Dojo-cho:
Y. Kawahara Shihan, 8th dan
1940–2011