Aikido Club


Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art known for its non-violent philosophy and self-defense applications dating back to the Samurai era of Japan. The Japanese characters (ai)合 (ki)気 (do)道 are understood as  “The Way of Harmonious Spirit”. The founder Morihei Ueshiba, wanted to create an art that would not only defend oneself, but protect the attacker from any injury. Therefore, unlike other martial arts, there are no competitions.

Aikido is a real-world applicable art. Our instructors teach techniques and movements referring to realistic potential dangers. By practicing Aikido, you will gradually learn how to be composed, focused, and calm in dangerous situations and make levelheaded decisions to keep yourself safe. Interestingly, Aikido is one of the martial arts taught to the Tokyo police force!

We are open to all skill and fitness levels! Come wearing comfortable clothes (no uniform required) that allow for plenty of movement and stretching. This Club is a great way to improve your focus, resilience, and to make friends!

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Check out our instagram:  @westernaikidoclub

About the President

Hello Everyone! My name is Maleeha and I am the 2023-2024 Western Aikido Club president. I am currently in my sixth year at Western and completing my undergraduate degree in Global Justice. I discovered Aikido while scrolling through the Western recreational sport clubs lists with the desire to try something new and break out of my comfort zone. I have been practicing Aikido for 4 years and I have learned, from our encouraging instructors, to be confident in my ability to protect myself, and to understand the importance of daily mindfulness and gentleness. I am excited for all that we have planned this year and to end my final year of university sharing the learnings and techniques from this art with you all. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email us or connect with us on Instagram. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Past Events

  • Board game nights
  • Pie/Cake and Movie nights
  • Visits to the Aiki Budo Centre 



Full-Year Membership: $85.00 +HST

Fall Term Membership: $60.00 +HST

Winter Term Membership: $60.00 +HST


Practice Schedule

Wednesdays: 7:30-9:00 PM

Fridays: 6:00-7:30 PM


Registrations for Recreational Sport Clubs will be available online only starting on Monday, September 18th. You can visit Western Sports & Recreation ( to register. Payment options are VISA and MasterCard credit cards (VISA Debit and other debit or credit cards are not accepted).


Refund Policy

All memberships can be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).

*The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club.


On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.