Mountain Coast Aikikai is a non-profit martial art school located in Vancouver, BC, offering high-quality instruction in Aikido, Iaido, Iaijutsu, and Mind-Body Fitness.
Established in 1991, our mission is to promote the fitness of the whole person through a direct experience of training in Japanese budo (武道 - martial ways) and related disciplines.
Chief Instructor Jobe Groot, with over 40 years of experience, offers programs that empower youth and adults through training in the principles, techniques, and traditions of Aikido, Japanese Swordsmanship, Mind-Body Fitness, and non-violent conflict resolution.
This training improves your alertness, centredness, fitness, flexibility, calmness, self-discipline and mindfulness. With regular practice, confidence and clarity of mind will accompany you outside the dojo and into your daily life.
New members are welcome! We welcome sincere, committed and mature youths and adults, regardless of previous martial arts experience.
To learn more, stop by the dojo to observe one of our scheduled Aikido or Iaido/Iaijutsu classes and meet our instructors and members.
Please click here to check the Instruction Schedule and Calendar for an up-to-date listing of scheduled class times.
For more information about how to start training at our dojo, visit our Membership page.