Established in 1991, Mountain Coast Aikikai is a not-for-profit martial art school located in Vancouver, BC. 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. Specifically: Traditional Aikido, Japanese swordsmanship, and mind-body integration practices.
Our approach blends traditional training methods of Japanese budo with recent insights and experience from the worlds of sports science research, HIIT (high intensity interval training), physical autonomy training, movement and posture work, to build the connection between the body and mind and enable participants to move with confidence, integrity, and intention.
Regular participation in this type of training cultivates a high level of whole-body fitness, physical vitality, motor coordination, flexibility, balance, mental clarity and mindful-awareness — in other words — a solid foundation that enhances your capacity to move well, live more fully and apply these principles to nearly any endeavour.
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Mountain Coast Aikikai is affiliated with Birankai Canada and with Birankai North America. Both organizations are recognized by the Aikikai Foundation – Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. Mountain Coast Aikikai is a member dojo of Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Canada and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu International Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.