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

Kata in the park!Weather permitting

Posted on by Beau Calvez

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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Calgary Aikikai COVID-19 Response

Posted on by Beau Calvez

UPDATED Mar 21, 2020

Dear Calgary Aikikai members,

As an organization, the safety of our membership is absolutely our highest priority.

In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we have made the decision to suspend the Adults’ and Childrens’ programmes, effective immediately.

All classes will be suspended until further notice. Please check back here for further details as this situation develops.


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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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Spring Aikido Seminar 2020 with Michael Friedl Shihan ~ POSTPONED!

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic we have had to postpone this event. We hope to see Friedl Shihan soon so check back for further details

On May 1st to 3rd Calgary Aikikai welcomes back 7th-dan Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland in Oregon. Friedl Shihan has been practicing aikido for over 48 years and is a Shihan and Division head of the California Aikido Association. Friedl Sensei currently teaches at his dojo in Ashland, Oregon as well as instructing in aikido seminars across the world. Please join us as we learn from this master teacher. All are welcome.

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic!

FRI, May 1


SAT, May 2

Children’s Session (6-13)

Adults (14+)

Saturday event

SUN, May 3

Adults (14+)

Registration and info

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