Dojo: (250) 477-4899
690 Sumas Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4S6

“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.”
~Morihei Ueshiba


Beginners (18+ and mature older teens aged 15-17) can join these courses. The Beginners course is where new students start! These courses are offered each month on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The course starts on the first Monday or Wednesday of each month. NEXT BEGINNERS COURSE TO START: Monday, July 1st. Payment Method: Cash, Cheque, Debit or Credit 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).

Class Times

  • Evenings

    Monday & Wednesday
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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.

“I first came to Aikido on the recommendation of a mental health professional. During the course of counseling for PTSD, she saw that there was a dire need for learning some form of self-defense, and a deep-seated desire to do no harm. Aikido presented a solution to this seemingly impossible paradox.”

Peter R