Welcome to the website for Mountain Coast Aikikai, a non-commercial martial art school in Vancouver, Canada, offering training in Aikido, Iaijutsu and Mind-Body fitness.  Our programs combine traditional Japanese budo (武道 - martial ways) training with the latest training methods from the world of functional fitness, movement and posture work. We help you build a dynamic and mindful connection to your body and move with integrity and intention.
This training cultivates a high level of vitality, physical and mental poise, balance, coordination, flexibility and mindful-awareness, which helps prepare us to live, serve and contribute meaningfully in the communities in which we live.

AIKIDO | 合 気 道

IAIJUTSU | 居 合 術

Mountain Coast Aikikai is affiliated with Birankai (Birankai North America) and with Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu - International.

Birankai is an organization founded by T.K. Chiba Shihan to promote quality instruction and practice of Aikido.  Birankai is recognized by the Aikikai Foundation - Aikido World Heaquarters, Tokyo, Japan.

Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu is an organization founded by Master Kawabata Terutaka and currently headed by Second Headmaster, Yahagi Kunikazu. The school is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and instruction of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.