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
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.
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.
Please join us for a special one day intensive on Sunday, November 27th. This five hour intensive is set to review elements of the Kuma Tachi, Nagare in hand techniques, The principles of First Touch, Tanto techniques, and much more. Taught by the humble instructors at Calgary Aikikai and finishing up with a small social event following the intensive. Open to all we hope to see you on the mat.
Hello Parents! It’s been too long but our aikido programme for children is starting up again! We are planning a small session for the months of April to June. This three month session will once again be headed up by our team of black belt instructors and will continue to run in the same format and times as before. We are hoping that this interests you and your kids and hope that you have been safe and healthy over the last two years.
Come and try the amazing martial art of Aikido! In these women-only nine hours of introduction, you will learn how to move your body in a way that emphasises self-defence by blending with an attacker’s motion, resolving aggression in a way that creates harmony. Aikido, the “Art of Peace,” is non-competitive and welcomes all who are interested.