Adults’ classes offer many benefits, including fitness, self-defence, the enjoyment of mastering a complex physical art and developing a sense of harmony with others.
Beginners’ classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. See our schedule for more details.
The Beginner’s Package is a cost-effective way to begin Aikido practice. It includes three months’ practice, membership in the Canadian Aikido Federation and a gi (uniform). See the fees page for more information.
More advanced students learn to practice in a dynamic way. Classes in the use of Aikido weapons – the jo (short staff) and bokken (practice sword) – are also held.
Aikido for Women
Aikido is a good fit for female martial artists. Many have enjoyed substantial careers in Aikido — our senior instructor, Yumi Nakamura-shihan, is the highest-ranked female in Canada and a Shihan (master instructor).
Since Aikido depends on speed, agility, balance and technique, raw physical strength is not a factor. As well, there are no tournaments or competitions, emphasizing instead the development of technique through mutual support.
Contact us to learn more and join this vital community!