Welcome to Victoria Aikikai
Victoria Aikikai is a registered non-profit Society, dedicated to offering high quality Aikido training to adults, teens and children. Since 1975 the organization has grown from a few dedicated people into our current society made up of several affiliated dojos on southern Vancouver Island. These include the main dojo, Victoria Aikido Centre, as well as San Shu Kan Aikikai, Shawnigan Lake Aikikai, the University of Victoria Aikikai and Crane Aikikai. Our instructors and students are committed to continuous improvement and we encourage new members to come and experience the numerous benefits of this "Way of Harmony".
The training offered at Victoria Aikikai is the traditional "Aikikai" style of Aikido as created by the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba (O'Sensei). Victoria Aikikai is a member of the British Columbia Aikido Federation and the Canadian Aikido Federation; and is affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan.
Victoria Aikido Centre provides training sessions 7 days a week (as well as a number of weekend seminars throughout the year in partnership with affiliated dojos). The sessions are grouped into three different programs:
- Beginners classes for new students (age 18 and older)
- Regular adult classes for full members
- Junior classes for children and teens from 7 to 17 years of age
"Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace, and no enemy will dare to challenge you."
Excerpted from The Art of Peace translated by John Stevens.