Grant Babin, 4th Dan, Chief Instructor
(French & English Instruction)
Originally from Quebec, has been practicing Aikido for 20 Years and teaching for 10. Before moving to Squamish he lived in Tokyo studied intensively at the Aikikai World Headquarters under some of the best teachers in the world. He had the fortune of working for Pacific Aikido and taught school children; ages 5 to 18, daily with a very successful after school program which had approximately 200 kids in it at the time.
He studied Agriculture at UFV in Chilliwack and is interested in sustainable agriculture, self-sufficiency and healthy communities. He is also interested in personal development which includes the study of chi gong, tai chi, yoga, permaculture, and the application of aikido principles in daily life, just to name a few.
Despite having a 6 day a week teaching schedule, he continues to actively train in Vancouver with Tony Hind Sensei, 6th dan, attends seminars and camps and travels in and out of the country to receive more instruction from some of the top teachers in the world.