Aikido for kids

Kids love aikido Our children’s classes are for ages 6 and up. Kids 12 and older may start aikido in the adult class, depending on their maturity level. Emphasis is on good discipline and healthy attitude while enjoying a fun and rigorous practice. Drop by any of our children’s classes to watch or participate.

Aikido for adults

Aikido is fun Our adult classes focus on proper technique and mental focus as well as overall fitness and flexibility. Calgary Aikikai welcomes persons of any age, gender or ability. New students may come and watch any class, and may also participate in up to four classes free of charge to see how they like it.

Calgary Aikikai

Aikido is fun Since 1980, Calgary Aikikai has trained hundreds of students in this martial art that is both a practical self-defence and form of creative movement. We believe that the best way to learn is through enjoyable and spirited practice, with an emphasis on traditional techniques.

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Kids Aikido Starts Sept 3rd

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Welcome back kids! We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to another great season of fun, games, and training in aikido. We’ll be back this Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:45pm. See you on the mat!

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Nice & Clear Aikido

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Here’s a great example of a nice and clear aikido demonstration that Andrew Sensei found by Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei of Sendai, Japan. In Andrew’s words:
Watch and learn. Look at the posture. No bending at the waist … the whole body leans with a straight line between ankle hip and head. Balance/Center is controlled from the point of contact. Nice zanshin (follow through/focus) at the end.
Ryuji Sensei will be teaching a seminar at Calgary Aikikai this September 12-14th. For more details or to register visit our aikido seminar page.

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R. Shirakawa Sensei, 5th DanFall Aikido Seminar 2014

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Ryuji Sensei demonstrating aikido at the World Combat Games 2013

Please join us this September as we welcome fifth dan Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei of Sendai, Japan. This three day seminar will feature both a children and adult sessions.

FRI, Sep 12

Children’s Session (6-13)


SAT, Sep 13

Adults (14+)

Saturday event

SUN, Sep 14

Adults (14+)

Registration and info

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