Aikido: The Way of harmonious spirit

mind, spirit and body

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.

Morihei Ueshiba

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McGill Aikido is located in the new part of the McGill University Sports Complex in a splendid facility reserved for Martial Arts. The Dojo is accessible to "general public" and all aikidokas in general.

Regular classes are held year round as per « Class Schedule » below. They are accessible to all aikidokas with at least one beginners Semester of training.

Classes for beginners are based on a Semester schedule with blocks of ten (10) weeks in the Fall and Winter and a block of six (6) weeks in the Spring, of two weekly sessions (2 hours) on Tuesdays and Fridays, plus open training on Sundays.

The Head-Instructor, Daniel Laurendeau Shihan is supported by Senior Instructor Gilles Longpré Shihan, Assistant-Instructors Eric Kimmel, Yondan, Juan-Carlos Cruz and Jacques Pharand, Sandans, Marc Novakoff, Jason Lambert, Nidans, as well as Michel Brutti, Jarrod Jogie, Hoang-Ha Pham, Evgeny Kirshin and Adan Herrera, Shodans.

Aikidokas of all styles and affiliation are welcome to join McGill Aikido, and it is with pleasure that we encourage visitors to come and train with us.

Please notify us at least two days in advance if you wish to attend a class, as arrangements need to be made with Campus Security.

If you want to learn more about the costs and facilities please refer to the website of McGill Athletics.

Class Schedule

Day / Jour Time / Temps Class type / Type de cours Instructor / Instructeur
Tuesday / Mardi 18h00 - 20h00 Regular class / Cours régulier Head Instructor / Instructeur-principal,
Daniel Laurendeau Shihan
Thursday / Jeudi 17h00 - 19h00 Regular class & weapons / Cours régulier et armes Jason Lambert
Thursday / Jeudi 19h00 - 20h00 Advanced class / Classe avancé(e)s Gilles Longpré Shihan
Saturday / Samedi 10h00 - 11h30 Regular class / Cours régulier Pierre Marier
Sunday / Dimanche 10h00 - 12h00 Open training / Pratique libre

Map to Dojo