Mountain Coast Aikikai is a non-profit martial art school offering high-quality instruction in Aikido, Iaido / Iaijutsu and Mind-Body fitness training in Vancouver, Canada.
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, Sensei Jobe Groot, 6th dan, is a certified instructor (Shidoin) with over 40 years of experience. He leads the programs at Mountain Coast Aikikai that empower students through training in the principles, techniques and traditions of Aikido, Japanese Swordsmanship (Aiki-ken, Iai-Battoho Iaido and Iaijutsu - Ryushin Shouchi Ryu), Mind-Body Fitness, and non-violent conflict resolution.
Learn to move better, get stronger and gain flexibility and balance, while improving your concentration, self-discipline and mindfulness. With regular practice, confidence and clarity of mind will accompany you outside the dojo and into your daily life.
For more information about training at Mountain Coast Aikikai, visit our Membership page.
Meet our Chief Instructor and members and see what we are about. To make an appointment to visit the dojo, click here to send us a message via our Contact page,
Or, check the Instruction Schedule and Calendar and stop by the dojo to observe one of our Aikido or Iaido/Iaijutsu classes.
Mountain Coast Aikikai is a member dojo of Birankai North America, Birankai Canada, and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu - International Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
Birankai North America and Birankai Canada are recognized by the Aikikai Foundation - Aikido World Heaquarters, Tokyo, Japan