Congratulations to Sensei Steve Watson for his very well deserved promotion by recommendation to the rank of 5th Dan at the Kagami Biraki ceremony held January 7, 2023 at The Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo!
Not only is Steve the Dojo-cho of Abbotsford Aikido but is also a founding member of the Canadian Aikido Association whom without his hard work we wouldn’t be an organization.
We all look forward to the 5th celebration in the near future and seeing him on the mats!
We missed posting a New Year greeting last year because we were so happy not to be locked down.
Regular class times will continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Our Sunday afternoon class will also continue but may be cancelled; please check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
Good luck to all in 2023! We are looking forward to another great year of training. Work hard like Usagi Yojimbo.
Unfortunately, this years Gasshuku for September 2021 has been cancelled because of health restrictions limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people.
A camp is already being planned for next year to run September 16-18, 2022. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
2020 has undoubtedly been the most difficult year for our dojo and Aikido world wide. The COVID-19 pandemic meant a total shutdown in March to a partial resumption with outdoor weapons classes in the summer to modified classes indoors in the autumn months before a shutdown at the end of November.
We’re looking forward to seeing what 2021 has in store. We’re planning to resume our modified program starting on January 10th with Sunday morning weapons class.
Here’s hoping the year of the Ox will be calmer than that of the Rat.
The first class under COVID-19 restrictions was a success – plenty of stretches – solo footwork and Ukemi.
There was a slight revision to the start time on Tuesday and Thursday- we’ll start at 8:15 pm in future.
We will also continue non-contact exercises for the foreseeable future with weapons classes on Sundays.
A Cohort (not to exceed 10 individuals) will resume practice in the Abbotsford dojo.
As per the Provincial Health guidelines those attending must conform to the regulations pertaining to Covid-19 abatement.
A mask must be worn at all times in the dojo and strict COVID-19 sanitation procedures adhered to. No observers or guests are permitted in the dojo at this time.
Please contact the administrator if you are interested in attending.
Don’t get bent out of shape. Change is a good thing, especially with websites.
We have re-designed our website so you can get our club and class updates more easily. Be sure to check out our Facebook page as well.
See you on the mats.
CAA dojos were honored to receive guidance from Hombu Dojo instructor, Katsurada Shihan. An amazing and intimate opportunity to take our Aikido to another level.
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