Check here for Aikido Class cancellations in 2023.
Our End of year break will be from Dec 22 to Jan 1st. Unfortunately there will not be a Christmas party this year. Our last class of 2022 will be Wednesday Dec 21 with Ishihara Sensei and our first class of 2023 will be Monday January 2 with Oaker Sensei.
Good news everyone – we’re going back to CHOCC!
We will be offering classes, (including Children’s classes!), on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – first day back: Saturday, October 8.
Aiki Budo Centre was founded more than 25 years ago (1995), and it has been my privilege to witness most of that endeavour. As I reflect upon that journey, I am struct by the deep and varied legacy that has been gifted by our mentors – Kiyoyuki Terada Saikō Komon, Amos Parker Shihan and Jacques Payet Shihan, to name just a few – and the further sharing and extension of those gifts by our founder Jaimie Sheppard Shihan and our principal teachers such as Stephan Chau Sensei and Greg Gruninger Sensei. Read More…
The 2022 Yoshinkan Testing Syllabus is now available here.
Sensei Jaimie Sheppard and Sensei Matt Knight demonstrate Aikido handgun retention for police in Kyoto Japan. Video here.
Qualified instructors are certified and have reference materials to guide you. Several of our instructors have trained and taught in Japan. Your destiny awaits by starting your practice!
Check with your sensei, select your partner and request a Test Application Form! Check out the Testing Information link for more information.
Ai is the Japanese term for joining or unifying.
Ki is the term used to describe the spirit or energy present in one self , in others and in combinations thereof.
Do is the path or way.
Aikido is a martial art which has often been described as MOVING ZEN.