WHAT WE DO

Yoshinkan Aikido is a Japanese martial art that employs joint locks, throws,  and pins against one or multiple opponents. Instead of relying on kicking and punching, it uses an opponent’s force against them. The stronger the opponent, the easier it is to overcome them. Aikido is practiced worldwide by both men and women of all ages and is deemed mandatory training for all members of the Tokyo Riot Police. While the Yoshinkan style may appear gentle and soft, it is in fact deceptively powerful when employed correctly. As a form of self-defense, it can be used successfully without seriously injuring the opponent.In Yoshinkan aikido, students work on developing dexterity, timing, and balance. Attacks are blended with, controlled, and defused. Control and moving every part of the body in concert is the key to successful aikido training.

Aikido for kids

We offer children’s classes for kids between ages 6-13. Children are taught traditional Yoshinkan Aikido, including basic movements, techniques, and break-falls. Basic weapons are introduced at a higher stage for older kids. In each class, mental and physical development is promoted through training. Our patient instructors cultivate an extremely safe, light environment for kids to learn at their own pace. As with adult classes, discipline is balanced with enjoyment. For older kids, once a certain level of proficiency is achieved, they may also join adult classes for more advanced training

 

FEES

We have an introductory price of $100 for the kids class, which includes two months, the first testing and the annual membership. Monthly dues are $65 per month.
The adults class is $70 per month or $180 for three months. Students are able to train at both dojos if they wish at no additional cost, enabling them to train 5 days a week. As the club is non-profit and no instructors receive payment, monthly dues can be kept competitively low. Fees are used entirely for the purposes of the dojo, such as maintenance and bringing in internationally-renowned guest instructors.
Uniforms can be purchased through us at an average cost of $85 - price is determined by size.

CLASS SCHEDULE

MAPLE RIDGE

KIDS

THURSDAY
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

ADULTS

TUESDAY
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
THURSDAY
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SATURDAY
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

VANCOUVER

KIDS

WEDNESDAY
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SATURDAY
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

ADULTS

MONDAY
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SATURDAY
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Contact US

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