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.
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.