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

Fall Aikido Seminar 2024 with Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan

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We’re thrilled to announce that this September, our dear friend and sixth dan, Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan, is returning to the mats of Calgary Aikikai! This two-day event, happening in Calgary, Alberta from September 21st to the 22nd, marks Shirakawa Sensei’s exclusive North American appearance this year. Don’t miss this chance to learn from an instructor who’s as exciting, dynamic, and energetic as they come. Everyone’s invited, so come join us!

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FRI, Sept 20

Children’s Session (6-12)

SAT, Sept 21

Adults (13+)



Saturday social event

SUN, Sept 22

Adults (14+)

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Beginners Class Intro!Starts April 29th 2024

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Coming April 29th to June 3rd Calgary Aikikai is excited to be offering our six week introduction to aikido. Taught by a fifth and second dan (degree) blackbelts these separate classes are designed to introduce new students to the exciting martial art of aikido. Totaling nine hours of instruction and open to all people ages 16 and up. See our Beginners Classes page for more information or to register.

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Spring Aikido Seminar 2024 with Michael Friedl Shihan

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We’re back with our first official seminar after the pandemic! On May 24th to 26th Calgary Aikikai is excited to welcome back 7th-dan Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland in Oregon. Friedl Shihan has been practicing aikido for over 50 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.

FRI, May 24

Adults(14+)

SAT, May 25

Children’s Session (6-12)


Adults and Youths (13+)



Saturday event

SUN, May 26

Adults (14+)

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