The name Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path, or way. Aikido is the way of the spirit of harmony. Martial arts are studied for self-defence and self-improvement but Aikido is different from other martial arts in that practitioners seek to defend themselves without causing injury to their attackers.
Children’s Aikido classes as well as Adult Aikido Classes will be offered on Friday evenings, under the careful teaching of highly qualified teachers, Alex Pereklita (2nd dan) and Mark Borsboom (1st dan), and guest instructors Adrian Iliescu (4th dan), Colin Brown (4th dan)
No martial arts experience is required, and all children are welcome.
All children are welcome to watch and/or try a class anytime.
Parents are also welcome to stay and watch the classes.
For the first class, we ask participants to please bring a t-shirt and long fitting pants.
After the first month, all students are required to purchase a dogi (uniform) with a belt.
Dogis will be available to purchase at the centre.
Kids Class Fees:
$20 per month (1st to last day of the month)
$55 for 3 months
Adult Class Fees:
$40 per month (1st to last day of the month)
$110 for 3 months
There is also an annual club fee of $20 for all members.
Belt tests will be conducted on a regular basis.
** Students who decide to take a belt test will need to also pay the annual CAF (Canadian Aikido Federation) annual fee of $20.
This fee provides insurance coverage from the CAF, as well as maintains the ranking for all members 6th Kyu or higher.
Aikido Kids Classes
Ages 6 ~ 9, 5:45 ~ 6:30
Ages 10 ~ 13, 6:30 ~ 7:30
Aikido Adult Classes
Fridays, 7:30 ~ 9 pm