Past and future events

Seminar with Donovan Waite Shihan at Fudoshin

Fudoshin Aikikai will hold a seminar with Donovan Waite Shihan on March 18 and 19. See the poster here.

Winter Children's Classes

This winter MUN Aikido will offer classes for children age 9-13. The instructors will be Ivan Booth (4th degree black belt)
and Esteban Ricalde-Gonzalez (2nd degree black belt). Together they have more than 50 years of experience practicing and teaching aikido. Both started learning aikido as children.

Classes will be on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm at the St. John’s Martial Arts Centre (21 Mew’s Place). They start on January 5, but new members can join at any time.

Children should come to Aikido classes wearing comfortable clothing such as track pants and a long-sleeved shirt (or a karate or judo gi, if they have one), with long hair tied back and no jewellery. The cost for the January-December session will be $120. Payments can be made by cash, cheque (made out to MUN Aikido) at the dojo or by e-transfer (contact us for the details). Also please print and fill-out out the registration form and bring it to the first class.

MUN Aikido was founded almost 40 years ago and is a non-profit club. We are affiliated through the Canadian Aikido Federation to the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan.

If you have any questions please contact us at or call 709-764-8969 (Matt).

Spring Seminar with Nakamura Shihan

Our annual spring seminar with Yumi Nakamura Shihan will happen this year on April 29-30. More details to follow.

Nakamura Shihan during her 2012 visit. Photo Credit: Collette Phillips

Christmas Schedule

The class schedule for the Christmas break will be:

Thursday, December 15: Last kids class (and 8th kyu tests)
Tuesday, December 20: Last regular class
Tuesday, January 3 : Regular classes resume
Thursday, January 5 : Kid's classes resume

New Year's Introduction to Aikido

This January we will have a four-class Introduction to Aikido. It will introduce the foundations of Aikido including throws, locks, controls, pins, and break falls as well as the more fundamental principles of posture, distance, timing, movement and harmonization.

This is designed for beginners. Experience with Aikido or any other martial art is neither expected nor necessary. All are welcome and you do not have to be a MUN student!

Registration and the first class will be on Tuesday, January 10. Registration will start at 7:15pm and then class will begin at 7:30pm. The cost is $40 and if you decide to continue with the club as a member this money will be discounted from your full membership cost. Payments can be made at the dojo by cash or cheque (made out to MUN Aikido) or by email transfer.
Please note: anyone under 18 will require a parental signature on their registration form.

Intro classes will occur on (this replaces the regular schedule on these dates):
• Tuesday, January 10 – 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. (Registration and first class).
• Thursday, January 12 – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 17 – 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, January 19 – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

These four classes are intended to be taken in sequence and will each focus on different aspects of Aikido, so we encourage you to attend all four so as not to miss anything.

All classes will take place at our dojo in the St. John’s Martial Arts Centre 21 Mews Place (see
Practical Info for map).

For planning purposes it would be useful for us to know how many people to expect, so please email or respond on our Facebook page if you are planning to attend.