Welcome to Mountain Coast Aikikai

Mountain Coast Aikikai is a registered not-for-profit martial art organization located in Vancouver, BC.

Established in 1991, our mission is to promote the health, wellness and fitness of the whole person through a direct experience of training in Japanese budo and related disciplines, specifically:

  • •  Aikido
  • •  Iaijutsu (Ryushin Shouchi Ryu)
  • •  Mind-Body Fitness Training

Our school provides a dynamic, knowledgeable and positive environment where individuals from all walks of life can gain improvements in fitness, flexibility, calmness, self-discipline and mindfulness, through the study and practice of these disciplines.


The training methodology embraces the physical practices of martial discipline, technique and vigorous training, combined with training in proven mind-body integration and concentration practices, to build the connection between mind, body and spirit.  This, in turn, helps individuals to become more 'alive' and 'mindful' in their day-to-day lives and prepares them to serve and contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they live.

Free Iaijutsu Workshop

Intro to Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu - Nov 25, 2017 1pm-4pm

Event Info.

Start Training

New members are welcome!

To learn more about how to start training at our dojo, visit the Join the Dojo page, or stop by the dojo to observe one of our scheduled Aikido or Iaijutsu classes and meet our instructor(s) and members.