About the BCAF

The British Columbia Aikido Federation (BCAF) is a non-profit organization that has existed for over 30 years to support and promote Aikikai-style Aikido in British Columbia. Our goal is to promote, encourage, and teach the art and philosophy of Aikido as developed by Morihei Ueshiba.

Kawahara Shihan, assisted by a small and dedicated group of aikidoists, was the driving force behind the formation of the BCAF and its first Technical Director. The BCAF has grown over the years; we currently have over 20 member clubs throughout British Columbia.

We support our members by providing scholarships and travel subsidies to seminars, financial loans for dojos to purchase mats, and opportunities to enhance skills and abilities in the art of Aikido.

The BCAF is affiliated with the Canadian Aikido Federation and the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan).

Current Executive for the BCAF

President: Barb Wolfe
Vice President: Myrna Harrod-Taniguti
Secretary: Jean Lemire
Treasurer/Registrar: Adrian Taylor
Member-at-Large: Tony Leong
Past President: Bruce Riddick

 

 

Canadian Aikido Federation contact

Kim Riddick, Secretary                           canada.aikido@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family.  - O’Sensei

Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family. - O’Sensei

"Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family."

- O’Sensei