Past and future events


Aikido for Seniors

This winter we will be running a weekly seniors (50+) class.

The class will emphasize balance, posture and flexibility using yoga and traditional Asian warmups coupled with soft exercises and partner practices from Aikido. It is intended for beginners and no experience with martial arts or yoga is either required or expected.

The classes will run Wednesday mornings from 10:30am to noon, from January 10 — April 25 inclusive and will be held in our dojo at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre on 21 Mews Place.

The cost will be $120 for all 16 classes or there is a drop-in fee of $10/class.

The instructor is John Bell, Aikido Nidan (2nd degree black belt). John started Aikido in 1992 when he was 39 years old and continues to train in the regular classes at MUN Aikikai.

For the poster click here or for more information contact John Bell at


Christmas Schedule

The class schedule for the Christmas break will be:

Wednesday, December 13: Last seniors class
Thursday, December 14 : Last kids class
Tuesday, December 19 : Last regular class
Tuesday, January 9 : Regular classes resume
Wednesday, January 10 : Senior's classes resume
Thursday, January 11 : Kid's classes resume

CAF Summer Camp 2017

Ivan, Jolanta, Esteban and Antonina attended the CAF Summer Camp with Hayato Osawa Shihan in Halifax in June. Here they are as part of the Atlantic Canada group photo with Sensei.

Photo credit: Toby Humphreys

They are harder to find in the full group photo…

Congratulations to Esteban!

Last week at the Canadian Aikido Federation Summer Camp with Osawa Shihan, Esteban took and passed his Sandan (3rd black belt) test. Congratulations Esteban!

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Esteban in action applying kotegaeshi. Photo credit: Jim Stacey

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Esteban disarming opponent during a bokken technique. Photo credit: Jim Stacey

Congratulations Matt and Aaron!

Thank-you to Nakamura Sensei for another great seminar! On Saturday afternoon Matt took his 1st kyu test and Aaron did his 3rd kyu. Congratulations to both for excellent tests. Below are some pictures from the seminar and their tests.

Saturday afternoon at the seminar. Special thanks to everyone who came out from the Aikido Institute of Newfoundland and Fudoshin Aikikai. Photo credit: Judy Perry.

Nakamura Sensei helping Paula and Esteban. Photo credit: Judy Perry

Aaron in action during his test throwing Matt. Photo credit: Bob Davis.

Matt during his test with John taking a very nice ukemi! Photo credit: Bob Davis.

Seminar with Nakamura Shihan

We are delighted to announce that the MUN Aikido Club Spring Seminar (April 29-30) will once again be taught by Yumi Nakamura Shihan, Chief Instructor of Aikido Tendokai (Toronto) and one of the most senior instructors in the Canadian Aikido Federation. She has visited us many times and anyone who has been to any of her seminars will know what a great teacher she is.

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

The seminar will take place on the weekend of April 29-30. All classes will be in our dojo at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre (21 Mews Place). The tentative schedule is:

Saturday (April 29)
10:00am–11:15am Beginner's class
11:20am—12:30pm Regular class
12:30pm—2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm–4:00pm Regular classes
Sunday (April 30)
10:30am—1:00pm Regular classes

Nakamura Sensei will teach all classes. The first class on Saturday morning will be a Beginner's class. All are welcome to attend but it will be particularly aimed at those who have recently started practice.

We will have a supper on Saturday night to which everyone is invited. Details to follow.

Fees are:
Regular: $50/weekend or Saturday $40/Sunday $20
Students: $40/weekend
Beginner class only: $10

For the poster click

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.