“It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.”
The Adult Beginners Courses are where new students start. Older teens (ages 15-18) are welcome to join these courses! These courses are offered each month on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes start the first Monday or Wednesday of each month. NEXT ADULT BEGINNERS COURSE TO START: Monday, April 3rd.
Payment Method: Cash or Cheque at the dojo! Please come to the dojo at least 30 minutes before class starts and wear loose-fitting clothing (i.e., a long-sleeve shirt and sweatpants).
There are widely recognized benefits to be derived from practicing Aikido.
The focus is on basic techniques, movements, philosophy and etiquette. Beginners must attend 12 introductory classes to be awarded a Level 1 Certificate and another 12 introductory classes to be awarded a Level 2 Certificate respectively. Upon receiving their Level 2 Certificate, beginners are offered full (regular) membership at Victoria Aikido Centre and may attend any classes appropriate for their level of proficiency. Regular adult classes are offered 6 days a week.
“My son has been going to the Victoria Aikido Centre for about 5 years since he was 8 years old. The benefits we have seen to his life are too numerous and multifaceted to be detailed. I am very happy with the dojo.”