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 April 12th to 14th Calgary Aikikai is excited to welcome back 7th-dan Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland in Oregon. Friedl Shihan has been practicing aikido for over 47 years and is a Shihan and Division head of the California Aikido Association. Friedl Sensei currently teaches at his dojo in Ashland, Oregon as well as instructing in aikido seminars across the world. Please join us as we learn from this master teacher. All are welcome.
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.
Calgary Aikikai was excited to take part in the Omatsuri Japanese Festival this last Saturday! This was the largest event of its kind ever held in Calgary. Hundreds of people were very interested in our thirty minute demo. A big thank you to all the participants for helping showcase aikido to the great people of Calgary!