“Your spirit is the true shield.” 

–  Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

Aikido is a defensive, non-competitive Japanese martial art that uses the energy of an oncoming attack and circles it back onto the attacker. Aikido is centered around the goal of achieving peace and harmony over violence. Conflict is neutralized by re-directing an attack towards a resolution in which no one is harmed. It does not rely on strength nor body size to be effective, instead, it focuses on body movement, joint locks, connection and throws to defuse conflict.

Aikido Shugyo Dojo is a non-profit Aikido club that has been a centre for Aikido training in Toronto’s east end since 1985. Our Dojo practices both open-handed and Aikido weapons techniques for adults and children.


What’s Happening

February 3 – Introductory Class 6:30pm-7:30pm

February 16 – Kangeiko (Training in the cold) Practicing weapons outdoors in the field just north of the dojo. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Warm snacks to follow. More details

February 17 – (Family Day) – No Classes

February 24 – Yudansha Class 7:45pm- for 2nd Dan and higher ranks only

February 26 – Children’s Testing Day


We have moved to a new dojo location!
2203 GERRARD STREET EAST, Toronto 

The new location is easily accessible via public transit. 8 minute walk from Main St. subway station.  5 minute walk from Danforth Go station. Also, 306/506 streetcars, 64/135 buses (Main x Gerrard stop).  Street parking is free after 6pm.