Our dojo is located on Salt Spring Island, a beautiful gulf island in the Salish Sea of British Columbia. We practice in the fitness room at the Salt Spring Island Multi Space (SIMS) in Ganges at 124 rainbow rd.
Our dojo is a member in good standing of the Canadian Aikido Federation and the BC Aikido Federation, which are affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation in Japan.
Phil started practicing aikido in 2001 in Germany. He taught aikido for some time in Tofino and now lives on Salt Spring Island. He was a student of Frank Ostoff (studied under Yamaguchi Sensei and Endo Sensei) and attended Seminars with Endo Sensei, Yamashima Sensei, Tissier Sensei, Jan Nevelius, among others.
Sebastian began practicing aikido in Vancouver in 2005. Before moving to Salt Spring, he practiced with the Victoria Aikido Centre and affiliated dojos. From 2014-2020 he practiced on Salt Spring island with Alan Kerr sensei. In 2022 he successfully tested for his shodan (black belt) under Osawa Hayato Shihan. He continues to attend seminars and learn from instructors across Canada.
Grant Sensei of Aikidaily International Academy provides mentorship support for our dojo. We're grateful for his support and guidance. You can learn more about Grant and Aikidaily here: https://www.aikidaily.com/
We are grateful to live and practice aikido on the homelands of the Hul'q'umi'num
and SENĆOŦEN-speaking Coast Salish nations.
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