Past and future events


CAF Fall Seminar 2018

Ivan and Ted attended the CAF Fall Seminar with Hayato Osawa Shihan at York University in Toronto in October. See if you can find them in the group photo below…

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Winter Introduction to Aikido

**All new for January 2019 - 6 classes for the price of 4!**

This January, we are pleased to bring you a six-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 15. 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 (contact us for details).
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, Jan. 15 – 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. (Registration and first class).
• Thursday, Jan. 17 – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 18 – 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 22 – 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 24 – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 25 – 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

These six classes are intended to be taken in sequence and will each focus on different aspects of Aikido, so we encourage you to attend all six so as not to miss anything. However if your schedule doesn't allow for all six, missing some is okay.

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.

CAF Summer Camp 2018

In June, John, Jolanta, Antonina and Ivan attended the CAF Summer Camp in Calgary with Hayato Osawa Shihan. Here they are as part of the Atlantic Canada group photo with Sensei. aikidosummercamp-547
You can also look for them in the full group photo:
Here is John in action:
And Ivan being corrected!
Photo Credits: D Vanderspoel Photography via Tanren Juku Aikikai

Aikido for Seniors

Seniors class is cancelled for the Fall Semester.

Our weekly Seniors (50+) class will resume on September 12 (Wednesday).

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 Wednesdays from noon to 1:30pm, from September 12 — December 12 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 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


Summer Practice Times

As of July 1 we have switched to a our summer practice schedule. This is

Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30-6:30pm
Sundays: 7:00-8:30pm

For the summer all classes are open to all members (ie no basic or advanced). The regular schedule (including Children's and Senior's Classes) will resume in September.

Seminar with Nakamura Shihan

Thanks to everyone who came out for the seminar with Nakamura Shihan April 28 and 29. It was a great seminar.

Photo credit: Ted Condon

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Nakamura Shihan in action! Photo credit: Collette Phillips