Welcome to AYO

Authentic Yoshinkan Aikido

Aikido is self-defence, harmony, and a way to develop the self

About Us

Aikido Yoshinkai Ottawa provides world-class instruction in genuine Yoshinkan-style Aikido, a self-defence-oriented style of Aikido developed after the Second World War by Gozo Shioda. All of our instructors are Japan-certified through the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation in Tokyo. Aikido Yoshinkai Ottawa was founded in 1993, and is a member school of Aikido Yoshinkai Canada.

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Aikido Yoshinkai Ottawa students practice on the second floor of the Takahashi Dojo, located at 5 Melrose Avenue in the heart of the Hintonburg neighbourhood. Visitors are always welcome during class times. Drop by to watch or try a free class.