Our fall aikido seminar with Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan is now open for registration! See you on the mat in September.
Aikido for kids
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.
This February we are excited to welcome back seventh dan Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland in Oregon. Sensei will be teaching with us from February 9th to 11th, 2018. All are welcome to come train and learn with this master instructor who has been practising aikido for over 45 years.
Coming April 9th Calgary Aikikai is excited to be offering our six week introduction to aikido. Taught by a fourth dan (degree) blackbelt these separate classes are designed to introduce new students to the exciting martial art of aikido. Totalling nine hours of instruction and open to all people ages 16 and up. See our Beginners Classes page for more information or to register.
Big Rock Aikikai is hosting a November 24th and 25th seminar with sixth-dan Peter MacLean Shihan from Antigonish Aikikai in Nova Scotia. For additional information on this two-day event please see the CAF seminar listings.