Welcome to Vancouver Shomonkai.
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. If you are interested in our classes/events, please check our Calendar page.
Morito Suganuma Sensei 45th Anniversary Enbukai in Fukuoka on April 19, 2015
- 8 members from our dojo participated and performed an enbu at the enbukai commemorating Suganuma Sensei's 45th anniversary as the general shihan in the Kyushu district. We were also honored to see and talk with Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba Sensei and Dojocho, Mitsuteru Ueshiba Sensei at the celebration party.
Beginner's course in Summer 2015 Term 2
- The next beginners course at Creekside Community Center will start on Wednesday, July 8 (8 weeks). The online course registration is available here (Vancouver Park Board online program guide).
Reduced Schedule at Creekside Center in July and August
- Adult ongoing class – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (no Sunday class).
- Children class – no program in July and August.