Together we Grow
Rock Water Aikikai’s young adults class is open to anyone who is interested in being a member of a close-knit group that enjoys vigorous aikido training and the occasional social event. We share a common goal – to enjoy the practice of aikido as part of a dojo that is dedicated to improving the community within which it lives. Although anyone can be considered for this class, it is predominantly designed for young adults looking for a more spirited, high energy, aerobic class.
When it comes to the practice of aikido, aggressive, competitive attitudes are discouraged. Osensei, aikido’s founder, described aikido as a way to unite people – not a way of fighting with others. We aim to uphold the principles of aikido as laid out by the founder. Training is always conducted in a spirited but safe manner. You will decide the pace that is right for you (although, Sensei will always be behind you encouraging you to expect more from yourself). Our members are encouraged to give back to their community. As a member dojo of the Canadian Aikido Federation, we utilize the grading requirements laid out by this national organization. All kyu ranks are registered and awarded by this national body. Black belt ranks are processed by the CAF while being registered and awarded by the Aikikai Foundation (World Headquarters) in Japan.