40th Anniversary Year 1976-2016

Brampton Aikikai

Brampton Aikikai Aikido dojo was established in 1976 as a non-profit organization for the purpose of disseminating Aikikai style Aikido in Brampton.  We are affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation, the International Aikido Federation, and with the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo Japan.  We are also affiliated with Toronto Aikikai, under the direction of Robert Zimmermann, 7th Dan Shihan.

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The art of Aikido

The way of harmonious spirit.

Children’s Program

Aikido

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Aikido (合気道, aikidō), translated as “the way of harmonious spirit”, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs.  Ueshiba’s goal was to create a martial art through which a practitioner could achieve the ability to defend himself without injuring his attacker.

Aikido emphasizes joining with an attack and redirecting the attacker’s energy, as opposed to meeting force with force, and consists primarily of body throws and joint-locking techniques.  In addition to physical fitness and techniques, mental training, controlled relaxation, and development of “spirit” (ki) are emphasized in aikido training

Instructors

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Founder

Richard McNeillie – Go-Dan

Richard began training in Toronto in 1970 and introduced Aikido to Brampton in 1976.  He currently holds the rank of Go-Dan.  Sensei passed away on December 23, 2010.

Robert Zimmermann Shihan 7th dan

Robert Zimmermann Shihan 7th dan

Robert Zimmermann, who holds the rank of 7th dan and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor) in Aikido and the rank of Nidan in Iaido. He studied under the direction of Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, 8th dan, Chief Instructor of New England Aikikai until his passing in 2004, and with Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, 8th dan, Chief Instructor of New York Aikikai, both direct disciples of O-Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba. Robert began practicing Aikido in 1967, and has trained and taught at seminars and training camps in Canada, the United States, Japan, Mexico, South America, Israel and Europe. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the United States Aikido Federation and a past member of the Board of Directors of the United States Aikido Federation, of the Canadian Aikido Federation and of the Ontario Aikido Federation.

Richard A. McNeillie Yon-Dan  Chief Instructor

Richard A. McNeillie Yon-Dan Chief Instructor

Richard A. McNeillie
Yon-dan
Chief Instructor

The dojo was established as a non-profit organization in 1976 by Richard McNeillie Sr. Under the guidance of his father, Richard McNeillie Jr. started training and currently holds a Yondan, awarded to him by Yamada Sensei.

Bryan Bracken Ni-Dan

Bryan Bracken Ni-Dan

Jeff Snow Sho-Dan

Jeff Snow Sho-Dan

David Foreman Sho-Dan

David Foreman Sho-Dan

Tony Pardo Sho-Dan  Chief Instructor Children’s Class

Tony Pardo Sho-Dan Chief Instructor Children’s Class

Ray Caldwell Sho-Dan

Ray Caldwell Sho-Dan

Ray Caldwell Sho-Dan is the Chief Instructor at Niagara Falls Aikikai started in 2015. Niagara Falls Aikikai is the sister dojo to Brampton Aikikai

Niagara Falls Aikikai

Ryan Pope 1st Kyu

Ryan Pope 1st Kyu

Jerome Arboleda 2nd Kyu  Children’s Instructor

Jerome Arboleda 2nd Kyu Children’s Instructor

Omar Sheriffe 2nd Kyu  Children’s Instructor

Omar Sheriffe 2nd Kyu Children’s Instructor

Originally from an island in the Caribbean called Jamaica. I came to Canada at the age of 21 in
December 2004 and began training in Karate(Wado) January 2005. I then started Aikido in the
summer of 2008 and this is when I truly understood the meaning of Harmony which is what Aikido
means, “The harmonious spirit”; knowing how to redirect an opponents attack. Since then I have
used what I have learnt from martial arts to gain greater discipline in life and when practicing or in
combat. I have implemented the fluid movements of my Aikido techniques in Karate and combined
them to win multiple Self Defence demonstrations in Open Karate tournaments. I will continue to
practice these arts and impart all the knowledge I have for as long time allows.

Motto: Anything you do, do it to your best

Mark MacIntyre   1st Kyu

Mark MacIntyre 1st Kyu

Mark MacIntyre
1st Kyu

Schedule

Children (age 8 to 13)
Monday:
 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday:
 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Youth and Adults (age 14 and up)
Monday:
 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday:
 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday:
 6:00pm to 7:30pm Aikido
 7:30pm to 8:30pm Iaido
Sunday:  1:00pm to 2:00pm Weapons and Aikido

Classes on Wednesdays and Fridays in July and August

 Regular classes resume in September after Labour Day

Fees

Adults (15+)

Adults (15+)

$230 for five months

Misc. Fees

Misc. Fees

Annual USAF fees:
 $50 (youth and adults only)
Dogi’s (uniforms):
 $85
Kyu Test:
 $50
Children (8-15)

Children (8-15)

$150 for five months

Summer

Summer

$80 for summer sessions

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Testimonials

Ive had some experience in other combative martial arts, but have been left feeling incomplete in one way or another. One day I walked into the dojo doors of Brampton Aikikai not knowing what to expect. To this day, every time I walk through those same doors, I still don’t know what to expect but I’ve learned to embrace that uncertainty and have gained some courage to approach situations with honesty and integrity in hopes of finding harmony, both on and off the mat…in the dojo and in dailly life. I look forward to learning more about myself and the world we live in with the help of my teacher and my dojo mates…through Aikido

Jerome Arboleda 2nd Kyu

Jerome Arboleda  2nd Kyu

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Sensei Richard McNeillie
bramptonaikikai@yahoo.ca

(905) 216 5455
(647) 769 5833

Dojo Address:
Terry Miller Recreation Centre, 1295 Williams Parkway, Brampton, Ontario
Enter From South Entrance of Tora Martial Arts

 

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