Our adult classes are open to those 15 years and older and to anyone interested in working with others in an enjoyable atmosphere.
We always try to ensure that we have fun while also getting a great work out. No experience is necessary.
What are the benefits of these classes?
In aikido, we have partners, not opponents, and the key is working together with the partner so both can improve and the benefits of training are endless. With a focus on the correct basics, balance and posture results in the steady improvement of physical and mental conditioning in daily life. The level of concentration required also helps to boost awareness and mindfulness.
What will I learn in these classes?
The emphasis on blending with an attack rather than meeting force with force, gradually helps develop an attitude of calm towards situations of physical or emotional conflict.
Aikido techniques come from a foundation of weapons training, in particular the jo (wooden staff) and bokken (wooden sword). In addition to body movements, students will focus on how to use the jo and bokken properly and their importance to aikido.
Weapons training develops correct stance, posture, and a good understanding of distance. It also teaches timing so students learn when to move and sync with the partner to anticipate the next moves. Unlike regular aikido practice, students can practice various forms at home on their own.
How will the classes run during the Covid situation?
The safety and health of our students, their families and our team of instructors are most important to us. We follow the Club’s guidelines regarding hygiene, cleaning and class sizes. Our curriculum allows for no contact and social distancing during classes. Depending on the wishes of the students’ families, we can do regular training with some physical contact, weapons training with no contact, or a combination of the two.
Who will teach these classes?
The chief instructor is Paul Neuman, a fifth-degree black belt from Vancouver and father of three. Paul has assembled a great team of highly skilled instructors with decades of experience. Pacific Aikido has been teaching aikido to children and adults since 1991 and at the Club since 1999. The TAC Aikido Club is a registered dojo of the Aikikai Foundation-Aikido World Headquarters under the Pacific Aikido group.
Apr 4–Jun 6
Cancel by: Apr 4, 9pm
No class: May 2
Session fee: ¥27,720 (9 classes)
Ages15 & older
Mar 31–Jun 9
Cancel by: Mar 31, 9pm
No class: May 5
Session fee: ¥30,800 (10 classes)
Ages15 & older
*The start and finish time of this class can be slightly later if needed.
*Trial class: Please contact Pacific Aikido directly to arrange a trial class.
*Uniforms: Can be purchased directly from Pacific Aikido, prices start from ¥8,800.
• Prices include consumption tax
• Mask required