Welcome to Vancouver Shomonkai Aikido.

Suganuma sensei’s words
for the new year–
Enjoyment for those who come
Joy for those who go

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 and Vancouver (see Class Schedules). We invite interested members of the public to observe any of our classes, demonstrations or special events.


Aikido Seminar,
Winter 2019
with Yamada Shidoin
Aikikai 4th Dan
Aikido Shoheijuku

Aikido Seminar with Yamada Shidoin – February 15, 16  and 17, 2019

Please see Events for details and registration information.

Beginners’ Program
Winter 2019

Our next Beginners’ Program at Creekside Community Centre will start on Wednesday, January 9, 2019  (8 sessions).  Online registration information is available here.

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 ->