Aikidaily International Academy

Our Instructors

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.  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.

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. 

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.

Rie Babin, Shodan, Program Director (Japanese & English Instruction) Born in Tochigi Japan, started Aikido in 2013 at Aikido Academy at the Aikikai World Headquarters and became syodan in 2016 and moved to Squamish in June, 2016. She studied International Relations at Tsuda College in Tokyo and worked for international cooperation projects from NGO aspect and government aspect. She traveled abroad a lot and she was in Canada as an apprentice on the organic farm in 2011 for a year and half in total. She likes cooking, baking, and gardening and is interested in community activities.

Rie Babin, Shodan, Program Director

(Japanese & English Instruction)

Born in Tochigi Japan, started Aikido in 2013 at Aikido Academy at the Aikikai World Headquarters and became syodan in 2016 and moved to Squamish in June, 2016.

She studied International Relations at Tsuda College in Tokyo and worked for international cooperation projects from NGO aspect and government aspect. She traveled abroad a lot and she was in Canada as an apprentice on the organic farm in 2011 for a year and half in total. She likes cooking, baking, and gardening and is interested in community activities.

Aikido Lineage

Morihei Ueshibu, O'Sensei,  1883 - 1969

Morihei Ueshibu, O'Sensei, 

1883 - 1969

Kissomaru Ueshiba, 1921 - 1999 

Kissomaru Ueshiba,

1921 - 1999 

 

 

Moriteru Ueshiba, Doshu, 1951 -

Moriteru Ueshiba, Doshu,

1951 -