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.

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 2018 with Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Calgary Aikikai is excited and looking forward to training with 6th dan Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan this September. This three-day seminar is not to be missed. Scheduled for September 21 to 23. All are welcome to come train with this dynamic and energetic Sensei.

FRI, Sept 21

Children’s Session (6-13)


Adults(14+)

SAT, Sept 22

Adults (14+)


Saturday event

SUN, Sept 23

Adults (14+)

Registration and info

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Beginners Class Intro!Starts Septhember 24th

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Students kneel in seiza before class begins

Coming September 24th 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. 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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Canadian Aikido Federation Summer Camp 2018June 23 — June 29

Posted on by Beau Calvez

The local dojos of the Canadian Aikido Federation will be hosting the CAF’s annual summer camp in Calgary this year. Taking place from Saturday, June 23rd to Friday, June 29th. This full week will have plenty to offer for aikido enthusiasts including daily instruction by their Technical Director and Hombu instructor seventh-dan H. Osawa Shihan of Tokyo, Japan. All aikido students regardless of level or affiliation are welcome.

For additional information and registration please see the CAF seminar page or download their information package.

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