Aikido KanjiAikido, literally translated as “The Way of Harmony with Universal Energy”, was founded by O-Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). It is a Japanese martial art based on the self-discipline of physical, interpersonal, moral, and spiritual levels. The techniques are based on principles of harmony and non-resistance. The aim of Aikido training is the promotion of peace and harmony and development of natural power (Ki) that unifies mind and body. Students learn that force and aggression are counter-productive to achieving harmony.

The Saskatoon Aikido club, or “Saskatoon Aikikai” was founded in 1978. We are located in Room 5 (downstairs) of the Albert Community Centre at 610 Clarence Avenue South (corner of Clarence Ave & 12th St). The club is run as a non-profit volunteer organization. Club dues go toward dojo rental and maintenance. We are an affiliate of the Canadian Aikido Federation.

A look inside the Saskatoon Aikido Club


COVID-19 update

Ilia Rudnitskiy March 17, 2020

Hello Aikido Students:
All Aikido classes will be canceled immediately, Tuesday March 17th.
We will keep you informed of when they will resume. Stay healthy both in mind and body. Continue stretching daily and doing movements that simulate techniques. Those who have the space should practice Boken and jo movements.
Take care
Don Sensei

No Children’s Class Tonight

Ilia Rudnitskiy October 15, 2019

Children’s Class is cancelled tonight! See you all back on the mats next week.

Children’s Class – 2019 Fall Term

Ilia Rudnitskiy September 12, 2019

Hello everyone! I hope summer has treated you well. The first Children’s Aikido Class will be next week, Tuesday, Sept 17th at 6:15pm – 7:15pm. The classes will be held weekly and end on December 17th for the term. Class fees are $80/student. Please make sure your child is wearing either a white gi, or appropriate gym clothing – sweatpants and shirt are ideal for new students (or if you’re shopping for a new gi). Try to avoid shorts, since knee-walking might cause a bit of mat burn and your child will complain :).

For new students, there will be a standard waiver to sign at the beginning of class. See you on the mats!