WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN COAST AIKIKAI
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)
IAIJUTSU & IAIDO
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!
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.