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


The 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 BEGINNERS COURSE TO START: Monday, December 4th. Payment Method: Cash or Cheque or 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

  • Beginners

    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 am the mother of three daughters between the ages of eight and 20 years. All three of my girls have been involved in Aikido over the last 12 years. When the girls started training Aikido at the Victoria Aikido Centre we noticed with each of them that they had an improvement in their grades and theirfocused attention span. The instruction from the volunteer instructors has been very valuable to our family and our children. The instruction focuses on respect for one another, discipline, self-esteem, character building and of course there is lots of fun.”

Teri D