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 a member of the Canadian Aikido Federation and the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan). All BCAF dojo members are registered with the Canadian Aikido Federation.
Current Executive for the BCAF
President: Barb Wolfe
Vice President: Andrew Hory
Secretary: Jean Lemire
Treasurer/Registrar: Adrian Taylor
Members-at-Large: Myrna Harrod-Taniguti, Grant Babin, Kent Ono
Past President: Bruce Riddick