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.
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
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.
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.