Aikido is a dynamic modern Japanese martial art, created in the 20th century and based on centuries of martial training. Aikido founder, Morihei Ueshiba, formulated a martial Way that merges effective technique with a mind set on peace. The power of an attack is controlled and redirected not confronted. The intent is not to destroy an attacker but rather to extinguish the violence.
BigRock Aikikai is a non-profit organization, incorporated in the province of Alberta. Our volunteer instructors have been committed to teaching traditional Aikido to all ages since 1998. We are led by chief instructor Steve Erickson, 5th Dan, who has trained in Aikido since 1985. BigRock Aikikai is a member of the Alberta Aikido Association, Canadian Aikido Federation and the Aikikai Foundation (World Headquarters) in Japan.
"Aikido is not an art to fight with enemies and defeat them. It is a way to lead all human beings to live in harmony with each other as though everyone were one family."
- Morihei Ueshiba, Osensei