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
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.
On Monday June, 10th Calgary Aikikai is excited to welcome for the first time to our dojo 7th-dan Cyndy Hayashi Shihan of Stanford Aikido in sunny California. Hayashi Shihan has trained in Aikido for over 42 years.
This special three hour event is open to all aikdoka. See you on the mat!
Coming October 28th Calgary Aikikai is excited to be one again 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.
A big congratulations goes out for the successful promotion of Lee Brandt to second-kyu. At Calgary Aikikai the only belt you purchase is your white belt. It comes with your dogi when you start. The brown belt is property of the dojo and on loan. When you receive your black belt, it is a gift from the dojo. Congrats Lee and well earned.