News for Calgary Aikikai members.

Rei and Bowing in Aikido

Posted on by Arran Fisher

Newcomers to Japanese martial arts might find all the bowing that we do a little bit strange. In the West, we don’t do much bowing and when we do, it’s either for a ceremony, such as the end of a concert performance, or it’s part of a religious ritual. But in Japan, there is bowing Read more

Recent testing promotionsTadhg, Riley, and Todd

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Mawa A big congratulations to Tadhg and Riley on getting their 4th Kyu. Your hard work and dedication in moving from the kids class to youths in the adults class has really paid off. Keep at it with the hard work. And another congratulations to Todd Simms for passing his Nidan exam. A well deserved Read more

Upcoming Seminars in August and September

Posted on by Beau Calvez

Plenty of aikido seminars coming this month and next! This weekend (August 10 -11) an amazing opportunity to learn from seventh-dan Pat Hendricks Shihan in Edmonton at Aikido Tenshinkai. Local dojo BigRock Aikikai will be hosting an intensive with Bruce Bookman Sensei from Tenzan Aikido of Seattle on the August 23rd to 25th. And finally, Read more

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