Established in 1991, Mountain Coast Aikikai is a non-commercial martial art school located in Vancouver, BC.  Our mission is to promote the fitness of the whole person, body, mind & spirit, through a direct experience of training in Japanese budo (武道 – martial ways) and related disciplines – specifically:


Taijutsu (Body Arts)
Buki-waza (Weapons training)


Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu
Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido


Mindful Movement & Functional Autonomy
Zazen (Zen Buddhist Meditation)
Internal Power Development 

Our approach blends the traditional training methods of Japanese budo with insights and experience from the world of sports science & fitness research, HIIT (high intensity interval training), skills-based fitness, movement & posture work, mindfulness training,  meditation, and breath work, to build the connection between body, mind & spirit.

Our goal is to enable you to move with more vitality, awareness, confidence, integrity, and intention.

Regular participation in this type of training includes a high level of whole-body fitness, improved motor coordination, flexibility, balance, along with physical and mental vitality, clarity, calmness and mindful-awareness — in other words — a solid foundation to help you move well, live more fully, and apply these principles to every aspect of your life.

And… we are passionate about that!

AIKIDO | 合 気 道

IAIJUTSU | 居 合 術

Mountain Coast Aikikai is affiliated with Birankai Canada and Birankai North America, and through these organizations with the Aikikai Foundation – Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.  Mountain Coast Aikikai is a member dojo of Ryushin Shouchi Ryu International, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.