O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Dojo Announcements


Victoria Day Weekend Schedule

Saturday, May 16: Normal schedule
Sunday, May 17: No class
Monday, May 18: Combined beginner/regular class at 6:00pm. No 7:30 class. Party at Liz's place after the class.

Summer schedule changes

For the summer months, June, July, and August, there will be only one Saturday class, from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Weapons may be taught or not, at the discretion of the instructor. Beginners who have attended at least 12 classes are welcomed at these Saturday classes. The usual Saturday schedule, with a 10:00am weapons class, will resume on September 5.

Also, beginning in June and through to the end of December, Sunday evening classes will begin at 6:30pm.

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
May 30-31 Yoshimi Sensei Okanagan Aikikai (CAF) Kelowna
June 11-13 Feilen Sensei
Graham Sensei
Wong Sensei
Seattle Aikikai (USAF) Seattle
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