“Ai-ki-do” - “the way of harmonizing the energy of the Universe.”

Latest Announcements & News

Aikido class cancelled on Saturday, January 25

The School Board has advised all community groups using school gyms (and that includes Fudoshin Aikikai) that the schools will…

State of emergency = cancellation

After a "weather bomb" that dropped 75 cm of snow, the City of St. John's has decreed a state of…

Another snow storm, another cancellation!

The weather office is saying that tonight’s snow storm — that will last into Saturday morning — will be one…

Date change for annual seminar!

Our annual seminar with Donovan Waite Shihan will now take place on the weekend of March 21-22, 2020. Classes will…

Aikido: The Art of Neutralizing Physical Threats

Aikido is a series of tried-and-true conflict resolution techniques that are useful for resolving conflicts that have escalated to a physical dimension. Aikido techniques can neutralize physical attacks without causing undue harm to the attacker. It is the only martial art that is based on an ethical code. Live your life to the fullest with confidence in your abilities to address any type of conflict that you may face.

Our Teachers


Mike Clair

Yondan - 4th Degree
Mike Clair is the Head Teacher of Fudoshin Aikikai. He has been practicing Aikido since 1981. He acquired his shodan…

Michael Skipton

Third Dan
Mike Skipton has been a student of Aikido for over 20 years, and is currently ranked Third Dan. He joined…

Tony Cumby

Founder and President
Born in St. John’s NL in October 1958, Tony Cumby shares his life with his wife of 25 years, Diane…


There are three 90-minute classes per week: two in the evenings and one on Saturday morning.

Monday: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Wednesday: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Practitioners are asked to arrive early enough to help lay down the mats and to change into their gi so that classes may start on time.

The dojo is open at least 15 minutes prior to the start of classes.

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