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


Winter Aikido Seminar 2016, with Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei

Posted on by bcalvez

This December we are excited to welcome back Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei of Sendai, Japan for another exciting aikido seminar. This three day event is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th. Please join us on the mat for an energetic practice and great training the first week of December. Please Note! Due to 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