THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE
Training at Hombu Dojo, Tokyo
Canada Day, July 1st, 2020, we are honoured to receive recognition by Hombu Dojo – Aikikai World Headquarters. aikikai.or.jp
At Hombu you will receive instruction from The Founder's grandson, Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and great-grandson, Dojo-cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba. You have the opportunity to share the love and passion of aikido with people from around the world and bring what you experience and learn back home to your dojo.
All active members holding the rank of 4th Dan or above have trained at Hombu Dojo. The CAA encourages all members to visit Japan and train at Hombu.
All are welcome to join the pilgrimage to the source of aikido.Kampai!
Gallery - We Love Aikido
All CAA members and dojos are insured and the majority of instructors have either visited and/or lived in Japan and trained at the World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) Tokyo, Japan.
All kyu and dan ranks are registered through Hombu Dojo, certificates issued directly from The Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo. These ranks are recognized at all Aikikai affiliated dojos worldwide.
HOPE/MANNING PARK SEMINARS
The goal of the Hope/Manning Park seminars is to foster friendship in an inclusive environment.
June, our 4th Manning Park Gasshuku, CAA dojos welcomed Hombu Dojo instructor, Namba Shihan. We ate like kings and trained like warriors. A great weekend with a great instructor.
September, 3rd Manning Park Gasshuku. CAA dojos returned to the mats and welcomed new students. Instructors: Hind Shihan, Art May Sensei from Hawaii and Greg Duncan Sensei from East Van Aikikai.
May, 2nd Manning Park Gasshuku, CAA dojos were honored to receive guidance from Hombu Dojo instructor, Katsurada Shihan. An amazing opportunity to take our Aikido to another level.
May, 1st CAA Manning Park Gasshuku, Gasshuku means "lodging together". CAA dojos from Western Canada came together for 3 days of training.
Held in West Vancouver in a unique outdoor "dojo". This seminar welcomed top Yoshinakn instructor Robert Mustard and many Yoshinakn Aikidoka.
Held at the Zupan Family Estate in Osoyoos. Attendees enjoyed wine master John Zupan's finest award winning wines and private reserve worm wood grappa!
Held on Thetis Island, home of Little Island Aikikai. Located in the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland. This seminar led to us getting Islander status.
Hosted by Abbotsford Aikikai, the imposing Fraser River provided an ideal setting for BBQ dinner, nomihodai (bottomless pints) and live music.
Hope is a gateway destination to British Columbia's most diverse scenery. $25.00 got you classes and a BBQ to kick off something great.