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.
Todd Sensei found an interesting discussion on Vimeo about the Evolution of Response as it relates to aikido by Miles Kessler Sensei out of the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thanks to Kessler Sensei for this in depth look at how to approach our practice each and every day.
There are a couple of aikido events coming in September. Calgary Aikido for Daily Life is welcoming 6th-dan George Hewson Shihan of Aikido Seishinkai and Northern Alberta Aikikai in Edmonton will be once again hosting 7th-dan Cyndy Hayashi of the California Aikido Association. Please visit the respective dojos for more information.
We are excited and looking forward to training with 6th dan Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan once again this Canadian Thanksgiving. This three day seminar with this dynamic sensei is not to be missed. This will be Sensei’s only North American seminar in 2017. Scheduled for October 6th, 7th and 8th. Please join us on the mat as Sensei teaches us with his characteristic humour, intensity, and powerful technique.