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
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.
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.
We are pleased to welcome back Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei of Sendai, Japan this October for another exiting aikido seminar. We are currently in the planning stages and have tentatively scheduled this three day event for Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18. Please save the date and check back on this page soon for additional details and registration.
Our friends over at Aikido Tanren Juku will be hosting an aikido seminar with sixth dan Jim Barnes Sensei from Aikido Hokuryukai of North York, Ontario. This three day event will take place on May 1st to 3rd at the Southland Leisure Centre. Registration is at the door.
Congratulations go out to Atsuko Boyd and Julian Hong for being awarded the rank of shodan and to Takashi Kobayashi and Oscar Martinez for achieving the rank of sandan. Your dedication and discipline were visible to all.