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.
We will have a seminar with Ishiyama Shihan and guest instructors on Nov 15 and 16, 2019.
Class on Fri, Nov 15, is at VWA Cambie, 7:30 – 9 pm, by Ishiyama Shihan. Classes on Sat, Nov 16, are at VWA Jericho, 10 am – 3:30 pm, by Robert van der Zalm Sensei, Bob Moline Sensei, and Ishiyama Shihan (followed by testing and a party at Liz's). Bob Moline Sensei will also talk on the CAF testing standards and expectations.
The mat fees are: $60 both days; $50 Sat only; $20 Fri only ($10 discount for students and unemployed).
If you intend to test at this seminar, please email Bruce Riddick for more information on the testing procedure.
For more details on the seminar, see this seminar poster.
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!
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|
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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