“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

September 2 – Labour Day – No Classes

September 4 – Children’s Classes resume – Class starts at 6:30pm.

September 9 – Introductory Class – Bring a friend to try Aikido! Classes start at 6:30pm.

– Yudansha class – for ni dan and higher ranks only. Class starts at 7:45pm – 9:00pm.

September 16 – Adult Testing – Testing starts at 6:30pm.

September 28 – Aikido Demonstration – Demonstration is from 11:00am – 1:00pm. All other classes are cancelled today.

We have moved to a new dojo location!

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.