O-Sensei

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei)

bokken on stand
Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Master Ujita

 
Morihei Ueshiba

Dojo announcements


Introduction to Aikido - 6 classes - September 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 September 2017. This will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm, and Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm, starting Wed, Sep 6 and ending Mon, Sep 18. 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 a few minutes before class starts and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Teaching Schedule for June 2017

For June, there will be combined beginners/regular classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Please note the new time. The Saturday and Sunday classes remain as scheduled.

COMBINED BEGINNERS/REGULAR CLASSES
Mon Bob Wolber
Wed Boris Mandlis
Sat Dave Bursey (weapons) & Valentine Kabanets
Sun Anna Stukas
CHILDREN CLASSES
Mon Liz McKinlay
Wed Liz McKinlay

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

Teaching Schedule for July-August 2017

There will be combined beginners and regular classes on Mon & Wed, 7:30 - 9 pm. Sat regular/weapons class will remain from 10:30 am to 12 noon. All these will be taught by Ishiyama Sensei. Sunday classes will continue as scheduled, with Jeff and Pavel in charge.

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
Jun 17-23 Osawa Hayato Shihan Halifax Aikikai (CAF) Halifax, NS
Oct 27-29 Osawa Hayato Shihan Victoria Aikikai (CAF) Victoria, BC
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
1940–2011

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.