Useful links


Hombu Dojo : World headquarters for Aikikai Aikido. Our dan grades are registered with Hombu and so are transferable to any Aikikai dojo around the world.
Canadian Aikido Federation : We are affiliated to the Aikikai Foundation through the CAF. Our rankings (both dan and kyu) are transferable to any CAF dojo.
Stacks Image 566
Canadian Aikido Federation 2012 Fall Seminar in Halifax taught by Osawa Sensei from Hombu Dojo. Several MUN Aikido members can be found in the crowd.

Some other Aikido dojos

Here are a few dojos with which we have close links:
Aikido Shugyo Dojo : Home dojo of Fran Turner Sensei (6th dan, retired). Ivan spent several years training with her in the late 90s and a picture from that time is in the header of this page.
Aikido Tendokai : Home dojo of Yumi Nakamura Shihan (6th dan, Shihan). She has been visiting us for almost decades.
Halifax Aikikai and Antigonish Aikido: We have jointly hosted summer camps with the Nova Scotia Aikido Federation and often travel to each other's seminars.

Most of the rest of the Aikido community in Newfoundland is affiliated to Hombu Dojo through the
United States Aikido Federation. Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan (8th dan) and Mitsunari Kanai Shihan (8th dan) have had a great influence on the development of Aikido in Newfoundland, including our dojo. The USAF dojos in St. John's are The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland and Fudoshin Aikikai and we share friendships with both of these clubs. More information on the history of aikido in Newfoundland can be found on their websites.

Stacks Image 488
Stacks Image 500
Stacks Image 375
Antonina at Summer Camp. Photo credit: Shugyo Dojo
Stacks Image 486

Other useful links

Some of the main sources of Aikido information on the web are: Aikido FAQ, Aikido Online, Aikido Journal, and AikiWeb.

A good source for weapons is
Sei Do Kai Supplies. You can find gis many places online - just search for “aikido gi” or “judo gi”. Nice (but expensive) ones can be ordered from Aiki Japan in BC.

MUN Aikido is a member of the
St. John's Martial Arts Centre. The Centre also offers classes in Judo and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu.

A comprehensive listing of other martial arts in the St. John's area can be found at
St. John's dojos.