Mountain Coast Aikikai is a non-commercial, not-for-profit martial arts school and cultural education organization located in Vancouver, BC, Canada (BC Societies Registration No: S0066654).  Established in 1991, our mission is to promote the fitness of the whole person through a direct experience of Japanese martial art training and related disciplines, specifically:

The school provides a dynamic, knowledgeable, stimulating and enjoyable environment where participants can gain improvements in functional fitness, flexibility, calmness, self-discipline and mind-body awareness, through the study of these disciplines.

Our training methodology embraces the practices of traditional martial discipline, technique, and conditioning, which foster the connection between mind, body and spirit, combined with the latest discoveries in exercise physiology, fitness training .  This, in turn, prepares individuals to live more mindfully and to serve and contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they live.

Participants learn to embody the principles of Aikido and Japanese swordsmanship in a dynamic, energetic, focused, respectful and non-competitive atmosphere.

Mountain Coast Aikikai is affiliated with Birankai Canada, Birankai North America, and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu International.
Birankai Canada and Birankai North America are recognized by the Aikikai Foundation - Aikido World Heaquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
Mountain Coast Aikikai and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Canada are recognized by Ryushin Shouchi Ryu International, Tokyo, Japan.

Membership in Mountain Coast Aikikai is open by invitation, to sincere persons, regardless of level of experience, age, gender, race, religion, sexual preference, or national origin.