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

Latest Announcements & News

Fudoshin is back in business!

The state of emergency has been lifted and all schools in the St. John’s area are now open. This means…

St. Theresa School still closed!

Only the high schools in St. John's are reopening Monday, January 27. This means that our school -- a primary…

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…

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


Dave Hill

Dave Hill was born in St. John's, NL, in 1972 and never took much interest in the martial arts until…

Shahram Moradi

Yondan - 4th degree
Shahram Moradi is a 4th-degree black belt originally from Iran who moved to St. John’s in January 2019. He has…

Mike Clair

Godan - 5th Degree
Mike Clair is the Head Teacher of Fudoshin Aikikai. He has been practicing Aikido since 1981. He acquired his shodan…

Tony Cumby

Founder and President, Shodan - 1st degree
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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