Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

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Calligraphy by Master Ujita

Morihei Ueshiba

Dojo announcements

Teaching Schedule for January-March 2017

Mon Bob Wolber
Wed Boris Mandlis
Sat Dave Bursey (weapons) & Bruce Riddick
Mon Bob Wolber
Wed Boris Mandlis
Sun Anna Stukas
Mon Liz McKinlay
Wed Liz McKinlay

For more information about the VWA instructors, please see here. For the class schedule, please see here.

Introduction to Aikido - 6 classs - January 2017

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 2017. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm, and Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm, starting Jan 18 and ending Jan 30. The price for six classes is $50. 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
Jan 28 Moline Sensei Vancouver West Aikikai Vancouver
Apr 8-9 Ishiyama Shihan (with guests) Vancouver West Aikikai Vancouver
Jun 17-23 Osawa Hayato Shihan Halifax Aikikai (CAF) Halifax, NS
Oct 27-29 Osawa Hayato Shihan Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria
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.