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09-11-2003, 06:14 PM
I have been doing Aikido for almost a year now in Fair Oaks, California, and recently got accepted to school in Vancouver Canada. Does any one go to a dojo there? If not, any one know if Aikido is even tought there? Thanks!
09-11-2003, 06:49 PM
There are lots of aikido dojos in Vancouver. The head of the CAF resides in Vancouver (Shihan Kawahara).
Fraser Valley Aikikai
31410 MaClure Rd
Gathering Place Aikikai
Michael St. Germain
Michael St. Germain
927 Granville St.
Mountain Coast Aikikai
3495 Cambie Street
Vancouver , BC
Point Grey Aikikai
Ishu Ishiyama & Liz McKinlay
2690 Larch St.
Simon Fraser University Aikikai
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia Aikikai
306 - 1011 W. King Edward Ave
2929 E 22nd Ave.
Of course these are aikikai dojos only. I can send you a list of Ki and Yoshinkan as well.
Hope it helps
09-12-2003, 01:04 AM
There are 8 listed in the Aikiweb Dojo Search Engine (http://www.aikiweb.com/search/).
09-12-2003, 10:31 AM
I'm biased but I highly recommend checking out the Shohei Juku Aikido Canada dojo (formerly Pacific Aikido Kensankai). The sensei there is Tama Nakashimada (4th dan), a student of Morito Suganuma Shihan. Excellent, spirited training with a group of dedicated students. I began training there 10 years ago and just recently moved away. They are at 3350 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. They train M - F 6 - 7:30 pm and Sat mornings from 10:45 am. They're also the only dojo offering kids classes if you have children.
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Regards and good luck,
09-14-2003, 05:07 PM
Greetings from your neighbor in Orangevale. As posted above, there are many schools in Vancouver. Not knowing which paticular Aikido Organization you follow, you may wish to shop around to see what fits you best.
In Vancouver area, there are two Yoshinkan Aikido dojo's. One is Rokukan, Robert Mustard Sensei in Burnaby and the other is Godan, Keith Taylor Sensei in Maple Ridge.
Both can be found in our dojo directory at http://www.seikeikan.com/links.htm.
If you would like more information on Yoshinkan Aikido, I invite you to come visit us here in Orangevale. Our doors are always open and you are most welcome to come visit. Mat fee waived as you are my guest.
Kind regards ...
09-14-2003, 10:20 PM
It's a bit of a drive east, maybe 5 hours from Vancouver, but in Nelson, BC there is an amazing teacher. Jean Rene Leduc, 5th dan, of Aikido Kenkyukai International. This is an Aikikai dojo under the auspices of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan of Yokohama. Relatively unknown, incredibly dynamic, smooth and challenging. In the Liniage of Yamaguchi Seigo Shihan. Go to http://www.kootenayaikido.ca/index.html These are a very dedicated group of folks.
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