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


Upcoming event: Seminar with Y.Yamada, H.Konigsberg and R.Saad in Montreal. Reduced price pre-registration deadline: April 30th.


Upcoming event: Seminar with D.Laurendeau at Kensho Aikido - June 6th.

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McGill Aikido is located in the McGill University Sports Complex in a new facility reserved for Martial Arts.

Classes 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 & 3 hours), plus open training on Sundays.

Outside these training schedules, students are invited to practice at Montreal Aikikai, Canada’s first Aikido Dojo.

The Head-Instructor, Daniel Laurendeau, rokudan (sixth degree black belt) is supported by Assistant-Instructors Eric Kimmel and Juan-Carlos Cruz, sandans, Marc Novakoff, nidan, 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

Classes Tuesday Friday Sunday
Regular 18h00 - 20h00 17h00 - 19h00
19h00 - 20h00
Open Practice

14h00 - 15h00: Class
15h00 - 16h00: Free training

Instructors : Daniel Laurendeau Sensei, Eric Kimmel, Juan-Carlos Cruz, Marc Novakoff, Michel Brutti, Jarrod Jogie, Hoang-Ha Pham, Evgeny Kirshin and Adan Herrera.

Map to Dojo