The Canadian Aikido Association (CAA) was established to serve the needs of dojos whose members want to focus on Hombu style training. The CAA is growing organically. By keeping bureaucracy to a minimum and striving to be apolitical and broad-minded, we seek to avoid exclusion and be welcoming. We support and promote the development of new opportunities for Aikidoists of all levels and backgrounds at both the provincial and national levels.
Annual Japan Trip to Hombu Dojo –The Aikikai World Headquarters
At Hombu one can train under the tutelage of The Founder’s grandson, Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and great-grandson, Dojo-cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba. Your morning class partner might be a young white belt from Italy, your afternoon partner a 2nd dan from Brazil, and your evening partner a 7th Dan Hombu Shihan. Your downtime might be spent sightseeing beautiful temples with a group from Russia or drinking beer with local Japanese students. 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. This year’s trip will also include a few days stay in Beijing, China where we will join the ranks of students at Beijing Aikikai and enjoy the local culture.
All are welcome to join this annual pilgrimage to the source of 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 and certificates issued directly from The Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo. These ranks are recognized at all Aikikai affiliated dojos worldwide.
Aikido is practiced and loved by over 1.2 million people in fifty countries around the world.
Of those, only a handful of foreigners have ever lived at Hombu Dojo. Tony was the last foreigner and only Canadian to achieve this and our organization is proud to recognize his accomplishment. Tony’s many years of training and teaching in Japan bring knowledge and experience that benefit all of Aikido in Canada. Biography | Media
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