Top 10 Reasons to Practice Aikido

Posted on by Shane Fielder

1. Develop better strategies for conflict resolution As a martial art, Aikido offers great advantages as a personal self defense system. But did you know that Aikido strategies can be used in everyday life to help increase your conflict resolution abilities? Many high ranking Aikido teachers in North America are also highly trained counsellors, teachers and Read more

A Black Belt Meaning

Posted on by abarron

In my time at various dojos as a member, or as a visitor, it has come up numerous times as to what a black belt is, what does it represent and what it does not. In many cases it is viewed as a landmark of excellence and others as a starting point in ones understanding Read more

My Experience of Aikido

Posted on by Arran Fisher

Calgary Aikikai in its old Manchester location (I wrote this some time ago, but thought it still has relevance to our practice today, and provides a little insight into a previous era of Calgary Aikikai. It was originally published January 2008 on the indie music site www.thickspecs.com. The photo above is from 2009, I believe) Read more