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


Fall Aikido Seminar 2019 with Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan

Posted on by Beau Calvez

This September we are excited to welcome back to the mats of Calgary Aikikai our good friend and sixth dan Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan. This three day event in Calgary, Alberta is Shirakawa Sensei’s only North American appearance this year. Scheduled from September 20th to the 22nd. All are welcome to come and Read more


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