Welcome to Aikido Vancouver Shomonkai.

Our dojo is a non-profit organization whose goal is to practice aikido as our founding members were taught in Fukuoka, Japan, under the tutelage of Suganuma Sensei, one of the last uchideshi (live-in students) of O-Sensei, the Founder of Aikido. The dojo holds weekly classes in Burnaby (see Class Schedules). We invite interested members of the public to observe any of our classes, demonstrations or special events.

What is Aikido

Aikido means “way of spiritual harmony.” It is a Japanese martial art based on the principle of non-conflict. It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, or O-Sensei, who trained and mastered various traditional Japanese martial arts such as jujutsu and kenjutsu (swords). O-Sensei also underwent extensive spiritual training, and developed this unique martial art. Continue reading ->