Because the Leisure centre is closed for their annual maintenance we will be temporarily changing the dojos location from August 25th to September 1st. We will be back to the regular Dojo on Tuesday September 2nd.
Unit One 20071-113B Ave Maple Ridge
We would like to thank Watanabe Shihan for coming all the way from Japan to impart his many years of Aikido wisdom (50 years). We had a lot of fun, learned many new things, and have ingrained his belief that we must always visualize the word COMPASSION whenever we practice our Aikido. Thanks to all those who turned out, especially Jim Kightly Sensei and the Island Aikido club. Till the next Gasshuku.
We had a good time this past Sunday during Shioda Sensei’s Gasshuku. Just wanted to thank everyone who came out, especially Fred Haynes Shihan, Jim Kightly Sensei and the rest of the Victoria crew. Though I didn’t train, I felt the energy and it was intense. Also just want to give a quick thanks to Christopher Taylor for showing up afterwards to regale us with some nifty magic tricks…which didn’t work on Andrew McBride Sensei. Booo Sensei. lol
So our dear friend and fellow Aikidoka is saying goodbye to us and moving to Ontario. I know, I know, why would anyone do such a thing. Well, it’s because of a girl and a very nice one at that so It’s all perfectly understandable. Hell, far greater acts have been noted in legend so moving across the country should be no surprise….but for me, Ontario is pushing it just a weee bit.
I kid of course. Good luck Chris on your new adventures and let’s hope we meet again on the Mats
We have a Kenshu (Advance Class) this coming Sunday. Kenshu classes are for senior students (brown belts and up) and focus more deeply into individual techniques and concepts of Aikido.
Location: Unit One 20071-113B Ave Maple Ridge MAP
We had an incredible first class with Sifu Christopher Taylor this last Tuesday. Truly eye opening to how one can apply their own martial art understanding differently by seeing it from the perspective of another discipline. Sifu Taylor will be a regular instructor of Gung Fu and Arnis every second Tues of the month.