Aikido for kids

Kids love aikido

Our children’s classes are for ages 6 and up. Kids 13 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. Find out more

Aikido for adults

Aikido is fun

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.

Calgary Aikikai

Aikido is fun

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.

On the mat

Re-Entry!This Saturday, March 13th!

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Back to the mat!

Great news Calgary Aikikai members! Adult class will be back on the mat starting this Saturday, March 13th! The following policy for COVID-19 safety will be observed as we safely return to training using our Calgary Aikikai COVID-19 Policy:

Tier 1 guidelines

  • Solo practice with at least 3m distance, more if possible (Separate small mats)
  • Low-cardio solo weapons and open-handed movements
  • No Kiai or heavy breathing exercises
  • Participants from same family/cohort are allowed to contact
  • No one other than participants allowed in the dojo
  • Outdoor, distanced solo practice may continue as well


  • Saturdays 9:30am
  • Wednesdays at 7pm

We will be using the Fellowship Hall in the basement and entering through the doors on the southwest corner of the church. Please come wearing your face mask, clean dogi, and sanitize your hands prior to practice.

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Kata in the park!Weather permitting

Posted on by Beau Calvez

!UPDATE! Kata in the park will be suspended as we return to training in the dojo!

It’s been a while! and given some of the new regulations we’d like to invite you to Kata in the Park!

  • Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
  • Every Saturday from 10am to 11am
  • Location at the park across the street, just south of the church
  • Bring weapons if you have them and some loaners will be available
  • Face masks optional and we will keep 2m distancing at all times
  • We will practice weapons and open-handed taikyokuken-style aikido

This event is weather permitting (If it’s raining the event will be cancelled).

We hope to see out in the park for some spirited aikido practice.

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Congratulations Chris Sensei!Awarded Godan Certificate

Posted on by Beau Calvez

A big heart felt congratulations to Chris Hayward Sensei on his recent promotion to Godan! A well deserved promotion for one of our longest serving members and the dojo-cho of Calgary Aikikai! Chris puts his heart and soul into our organization and is always the first one there to set things up and always willing to lend a helping hand. He has tirelessly given much of his spare time taking on responsibilities on and off the mat. Thank you Sensei for your dedication to aikido, your thoughtful skilled instruction, and most of all your friendship to all who practice aikido across the world.

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