It is not enough to merely watch and then regurgitate Aikido techniques in terms of how we practice. We say in Budo you have to steal your techniques from your teacher or other senior instructors. You can not spoon feed Aikido or any real Budo to students, it just doesn't work and ultimately you just…Read more Learning to Steal Aikido!
Mitsunari Kanai Sensei (1939-2004) Portrait: Lyn Flitton As March comes around every year I start to think about Kanai Sensei and his passing now almost 13 years ago. I was never a direct student of Sensei's in terms of my day to day practice, but he always treated me as such, which meant a lot…Read more The Techniques of Mitsunari Kanai Shihan
Membership NVA is a B.C. Registered Society S-52265, dedicated to the preservation of and instruction in Traditional Aikido and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu - Iaijutsu, our only objective is the perpetuation of the Budo Practice that our Shihan have given to us. North Vancouver Aikikai is dependent upon its membership to pay the dojo expenses. So…Read more Membership and Programs