Aikido is a way of personal development through a traditional Japanese martial art. Aikido is often translated as the Art of Peace, and described as the Meditation in Motion. The purpose of this art is to bring balance to one's mind and body, and by extension to promote peace and harmony in the world. Aikido is so vast and deep that everyone will experience it differently. But everyone will benefit by developing their awareness and mindfulness, becoming more confident and open to the world, and reducing their daily stress.
If you are curious about what Aikido has to offer, this is your chance!
Vancouver West Aikikai will be offering a special three-week introductory Aikido course for teens and adults in September 2019. The classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:20 pm, starting Mon, Sep 9, and ending Wed, Sep 25, at VWA Jericho. The price for six classes is $60. You can register and pay through PayPal, or with cash or cheque at your first class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
We are happy to continue our Aikido classes 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!
|Oct 18-20, 2019||Osawa Hayato Shihan||CAF fall seminar||Quebec City, PQ|
|Nov 15-16, 2019||Ishiyama Shihan||VWA fall seminar||Vancouver|
|Apr, 2020||Ishiyama Shihan||VWA spring seminar||Vancouver|
On a long-weekend Monday, there will be a combined class 18:30–19:45. No long-weekend Sunday class.
|intro six classes||Jan or Sep||$60|
|drop in||one class||$10|
No children classes on Oct 14, 16, and Nov 11, 2019.
Groupon discount vouchers are available for beginners. 12-class books and family discounts are available for registered dojo members.
All dojo members are required to pay Canadian Aikido Federation and BC Aikido Federation annual dues.
New members must complete and sign a membership form and waiver . This may be done on arrival at the dojo, or you may save time by completing the form online and either printing it or emailing it to us.
Exceptions to these policies will be considered on an individual basis (see Sensei before the class).
cash or cheque at the dojo
e-transfer (preferred) to [email protected], with Sensei's last name as the answer to your (arbitrary) security question
VWA spring seminar 2018