Vancouver Aikikai Seminar with Jobe Groot Sensei, 6th Dan

Vancouver Aikikai is pleased to invite you to a seminar with Jobe Groot Sensei, 6th Dan, Shidoin. The seminar will take place at the Renfrew dojo on May 31, 2014.

Jobe Groot, 6th dan, Shidoin, is Chief Instructor of Mountain Coast Aikikai in Vancouver, BC andhas been training in Aikido for more than 35 years.  He received intensive training, primarily under the direction of I. Ishiyama Shihan, Y. Kawahara Shihan and T.K. Chiba Shihan (a direct disciple of Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba) and has also trained for concentrated periods with other prominent Aikido Shihan, including: Y. Yamada, I. Shibata and T. Miyamoto.

Groot Sensei holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Aikido and the teaching certification of Shidoin – awarded by T.K. Chiba, Shihan and recognized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo and Birankai International-North America.  He is the Chief Instructor of Mountain Coast Aikikai and has been actively instructing students in Aikido tai-jutsu (body arts), Iai-Batto-ho, Zazen (Zen Meditation) and mind-body fitness, since the dojo opened in 1991.

Mr. Groot is an Associate Member of the Senior Council of Birankai North America and a member of both the Examination Committee and Teachers’ Council of Birankai North America.

In addition to his ongoing training in Aikido, Iai-Batto-ho, Zazen and Yoga, Mr. Groot has supplemented his study with concentrated training in a number of other martial arts and body-mind disciplines, including: Ju-jutsu, Iai-jutsu, Iaido, Kenjutsu, Taijiquan, Qigong and various mindfulness practices.

Groot Sensei travels periodically to train and instruct at Aikido seminars and training intensives in Canada, the United States, Europe and South-East Asia.

Seminar details are as follows:


Saturday, May 31, 2014


Renfrew Dojo, Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5M 2Y3

Class schedule

Registration: 10:30 AM

Class 1 (11:00 – Noon):

Class 2 (12:15 – 1:15):

Class 3 (1:30 – 2:30):


Seminar: $30.00

Single class: $12.00

Seminar contacts

Ryan Cho (ryanacho[at], David Alexander (david[at]

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