Dojo is closed until further notice.

Please check “Dojo update” emails and dojo SNS for further information.

What’s happening

Gabe DiMarco Sensei is teaching classes using ZOOM.

Monday 7pm – (Kids)
Wednesday 7pm – (Youth & Adult)

Please download the free Zoom app and check your e-mail for the links to the virtual class.
If you haven’t received the e-mail note, contact Sensei Gabe at

“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.


Our Dojo 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.