Kan Geiko 2019

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Kan Geiko is the traditional mid-winter training which is done during the coldest time of the year. It is a 10 day challenge. 

This 10 day challenge starts on January 28th and will finish on February 6th.

Please mark that down on you calendars. People who successfully complete the challenge will be rewarded.

Kan Geiko Schedule

Jan 28 (Mon) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Jan 29 (Tue) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Jan 30 (Wed) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, 8:00 – 9:00 pm (weapon class)

Jan 31 (Thu) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Feb 1 (Fri) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Feb 2 (Sat) 7:30 – 8:30 am

<Beginners' Seminar> 1:00 – 4:30 pm, $25 for entire seminar

Feb 3 (Sun) 10:30 – 11:30 am

Feb 4 (Mon) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Feb 5 (Tue) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Feb 6 (Wed) 6:30 – 7:30 am, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, 8:00 – 9:00 pm (weapon class)

Beginner's Seminar

North Delta Aikikai and Aikidaily are co-hosting a seminar for beginners. The focus will be to help new students take the necessary steps to build a strong foundation in aikido.


Date: February 2 (Sat)

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Aikidaily International Academy

            #307 - 1201 Commercial Way, Squamish

Fee: Fees are $10 per class or $25 for the entire seminar

Aikidaily new dojo grand opening!

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It's time to come cerebrate the new dojo with us! We will have an adults class at 10, a short kids class at 11:15 and a potluck lunch afterwards.

Come try out the new mats, bring your friends and family to watch. Bring a nut free dish to share.

We are looking forward to meeting lots of people!

Date: September 23rd (Sun)

Time: 10:00 am -

10:00 am - 11:15 am Adult class

11:15 am - 12:00 am Kids class

12:00 am - Potluck party

Save the date for an Aikido Friendship Seminar, December 1


We are excited to announce our very first Aikido Friendship Seminar to take place in Vancouver. On December 1st, in collaboration from English Bay Aikikai, we will be hosting 3 of the top teachers of the Lower Mainland.

The goal of this seminar is to explore the principles of Aikido from 3 different perspectives. Guest instructors are all accomplished Aikidoka who come from different lineages; giving us a unique opportunity to tap into a diversity of approaches and understandings that can truly widen the local aikidoka's perspective and help our community grow as a whole.



Date: December 1st (Sat), 2018

Venue: English Bay Aikikai
West End Community Centre
870 Denman St. Vancouver, BC

*There are two paid parking lots on the site.

Fee: $80 for 3 classes
        $30 each class

12:15-12:45  Registration
12:45-1:00  Introduction and warm up
1:00-2:15    Jobe Groot Sensei
2:30-3:45   Ishu Ishiyama Sensei
4:00-5:15   Robert Mustard Sensei
6:00           Dinner - TBA 

Contact: 604-849-3371

Sponsored by: Aikidaily International Academy in collaboration with English Bay Aikikai

Robert Mustard Shihan, 8th dan
Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby

Robert Mustard Shihan is the chief instructor of Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby. With over 40 years in aikido, Mustard Shihan is known for his inspiring teaching, powerful techniques and unexpected gentle touch. He started aikido in Toronto, and then went to Japan as a 3rd degree black belt to train at the Yoshinkan Aikido Honbu (head quarters); training under the founder of this style, Soke Gozo Shioda, and his 2 top students, Takafumi Takeno Sensei, 9th Dan; and Tsutomu Chida Sensei, 8th Dan.

Today, he is a highly regarded and sought after teacher, he dedicates his time to his students in Burnaby and teaching seminars across Canada and internationally, furthering the ideals of strong yoshinkan aikido and budo.

Ishu Ishiyama Shihan, 7th dan
Vancouver West Aikikai

Ishiyama Shihan, is the Chief Instructor of Vancouver West Aikikai. Originally from Osaka, Japan, he has studied Aikido since 1968 with master teachers, including Bansen Tanaka (Osaka Aikikai), Kanai, Kawahara, Yamada, Tohei, and Chiba Shihans, and more recently Tada Shihan in Japan. He has been teaching Aikido in Canada since 1973. He is interested in fostering personal and spiritual development among his students and creating a mature dojo community while pursuing intense martial awareness and technical accuracy in training.

Jobe Groot, Shidoin, 6th dan
Mountain Coast Aikikai

Jobe Groot sensei has been studying Aikido for over 40 years and trained intensively with Ishu Ishiyama Shihan, 7th dan, Yukio Kawahara Shihan, 8th dan and with Kazuo Chiba Shihan, 8th dan.

He has been teaching Aikido since the early 1980’s and founded Mountain Coast Aikikai in 1991, where he has served as chief instructor for more than 27 years.  He serves as a member of the Senior Council, the Teachers’ Council and Examination Committee of Birankai North America.

Groot sensei is focused on helping students cultivate martial awareness, self-understanding and community connection, through the practice of Japanese martial arts and related disciplines – specifically Aikido, Aiki-weapons, Japanese swordsmanship, and mind-body integration practices.  He is known for his emphasis on technical rigor, intensity and aliveness, combining principles of dynamic movement, centering, connection and responsiveness into each aspect of training. 

Registration for Kids Fall Term open now!

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2018 fall term starts on September 4th and ends on December 21st.

The schedule is as below.


4-5 YRS Kids Class

Mon to Fri from 3:30pm - 4:15pm,

6-7 YRS Kids Class

Mon to Fri from 4:15pm - 5:00pm,

8-9 YRS Kids Class

Mon to Fri from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

10-13 YRS Kids Class

Mon to Fri from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

You can choose between one day, two days, or three days a week.


Afternoon Aikido Club (6-13 YRS)

Mon to Fri from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

You can choose between three days, four days, or five days a week.


Space is very limited. 

If you have any questions, please contact us.