The Ottawa Aikikai Dojo is a not-for-profit martial arts dojo that has been a part of the Ottawa community since 1980. The dojo offers the opportunity to train in four traditional martial arts: Aikido, Iaido, Kenjutsu and Jiu Jitsu. Each of the four martial styles has affiliations with national or international organizations or directly with the lineage holder in order to provide standards, training opportunities and guidance with respect to testing for various ranks. All instructors are volunteers and receive no remuneration for teaching classes in their respective styles.
The collective vision of the Ottawa Aikikai Dojo is to build a more peaceful world one encounter at a time. The intent is to aid members in the navigation of conflict situations both in and out of the dojo by acting confidently and compassionately with all who they come in contact with. The four styles share the space, supporting each other and building on a long history of martial practice. Though there are separate classes for each style, members of the Ottawa Aikikai Dojo are encouraged to explore the other arts (cross-train) to discover which style fits best with what they wish to accomplish. To further the collaborative atmosphere of the dojo, we hold semi-annual seminars where all styles train together.
The Ottawa Aikikai Dojo is found at 155 Loretta Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Parking spots are available, and there are major bus routes within a short walk of the dojo.