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Are you interested in a dynamic martial art that cultivates body-mind-spirit balance?

Are you interested in a non-competitive martial art with benefits for adults or children?

Atlantic Shizen Aikido Kenkyukai is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. We offer aikido classes for children & parents, and for adults. New members are welcome to join any time. Our spring session begins Sunday, May 4.

Our approach to aikido focuses on learning to remain calm, focused and grounded, even when surrounded by movement and conflict. Working together as a dojo community, we learn to be flexible without breaking apart, and to be solid without becoming rigid. We work to create a joyful and active training environment.

Our name reflects our philosophy of training. “Shizen” is Japanese for nature, and “Atlantic Shizen” reminds us that the natural environment of the North Atlantic is a source of inspiration that helps us understand the principles of Aikido. “Kenkyukai” translates as “study group,” which reflects the AKI philosophy that aikido is not just a set of techniques to be memorized, but is an ongoing process of exploration involving the whole dojo – children and adults, senior students and beginners.

We are affiliated with Aikido Kenkyukai International (AKI), led by Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, 8th dan (8th black belt), and overseen in Canada by Jean-Rene Leduc Sensei, 6th dan (6th black belt). We are part of a global aikido community, with AKI dojo in Japan, North America, South America, Australia and Europe. Through AKI, we are affiliated with the Aikikai world headquarters dojo in Tokyo.

We’re pleased to announce our inaugural seminar with Jean-Rene Leduc Sensei (6th dan) on June 20-22.
Details are available on the Events page.