Meirōkan (明朗館) is Kitchener-Waterloo’s Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo.
New in 2020, we’re excited to provide classes for all ages, and build our community.
We are an IYAF registered dojo, with strong links to Canada’s Yoshinkan community.
More than just Aikido
KW Aikido is proud to host Acro Yoga, Ninja/OCR, Circus Arts, Kung Fu (coming soon!) – why not join us and run your own classes in a new, positive space?
Our goal is to help grow the practice of Aikido in our region and beyond, as well as supporting the health and well-being of people in our community.
Meirōkan teaches Yoshinkan Aikido, considered a “hard” style of Aikido.
Yoshinkan is an early style of Aikido, and developed directly out of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, the ancestor art to modern Aikido that was taught to Gozo Shioda by Morihei Ueshiba prior to World War 2.
The Yoshinkan is characterized by structured teaching methods and an early focus on proper form – a system of teaching developed to support training in military academies and for the police services.
136 Ottawa St S., Plant 2
Plenty of parking
Easy transit access