News and Events

Naka Ima is moving to Briar Hill-Belgravia neighborhood in Toronto

Effective September 1, 2022, Naka Ima Aikido is moving to its new location at 2489 Dufferin St, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P9

Our new dojo location is on the northeast corner of Dufferin and Castlefield (a few blocks north of Eglinton) in the Briar Hill-Belgravia neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Isshinkai Seminar on May 13-15, 2022

Isshinkai translates as one heart; one mind. Join us for a weekend of Aikido as we pursue the concepts of connectedness and the binding together of energy.

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Resumption of In-Person Classes at Naka Ima

With Ontario moving into Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopening Plan, below are the dates for when in-person classes will resume at Naka Ima.


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Kids Martial Arts

Monday, July 19, 2021


Friday, July 23, 2021


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Please check our class schedule for updated class times and email us at if you're interested in joining any of our classes. New students welcome.

Online Classes During Lockdown

We are continuing to offer the following online classes while Toronto is in lockdown. New students are welcome.

Adult Aikido

Mondays at 8pm
Saturdays at 11am

Karate for 10 years old and up

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm

Children Martial Arts

Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30pm

Please email for more info.

Shaolin Kung Fu: New 10-Week Course Starting August 28, 2020

We will be hosting another 10-week Shaolin Kung Fu course with Shifu Yuan Jing, a 34th-generation Shaolin Warrior Monk at Naka Ima Aikikai beginning on Friday, August 28, 2020. This 10-week course will take place each Friday from 8 - 9 pm.

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Aikido Friendship Seminar on February 21-23, 2020

Naka Ima is hosting an Aikido Friendship Seminar on February 21-23, 2020 with visiting instructors from various locations. The seminar will be held at our dojo in Toronto.

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Special Adult Intro Martial Arts Class on February 1, 2020

Naka Ima is hosting a free martial arts class for men and women on Saturday, February 1st from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Participants will get to try three martial arts offered at Naka Ima: Aikido, Karate, and Kenjutsu. No experience is required.

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Dirk Müller Sensei Seminar in Toronto: November 22-24, 2019

Naka Ima will be hosting a seminar with Dirk Müller on November 22-24, 2019. Dirk Müller Sensei, 6th dan, started training in Aikido in 1986 and has been running the Shoshin Dojo in Hamburg, Germany since 2004. He is a current student of Seishiro Endo Shihan.

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Endo Shihan in Toronto November 1-3, 2019

Endo Shihan will be back in Toronto for an Aikido seminar on November 1-3, 2019. Toronto will be his only North American stop for 2019.

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Heidi Grot Sensei Seminar in Toronto: July 5-7, 2019

Naka Ima will be hosting a seminar with Heidi Grot on July 5-7, 2010 Heidi Grot, 4th Dan. Heidi has been practicing Aikido since 1985 and follows the teachings of Franck Noel Shihan and Yamashima Shihan.

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Isshinkai Seminar on June 7-9, 2019

Isshinkai translates as one heart; one mind. This June Naka Ima is happy to open up its doors and mat to 5 instructors from across North America in a joint, open study and deep exploration of current Aikido practice.

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Introducing the Naka Ima Karate Club

Starting September 7, 2017, we will be offering karate classes to men and women of all ages. The classes will be taught by Sensei Timothy Mahoney, a Godan (5th-degree black belt) in Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate.

The Naka Ima Karate Club is a member of the International Karate Daigaku Honbu (IKD), an organization composed of 50 regional organizations in 30 countries throughout the world. For more information on the Naka Ima Karate Club, please visit

Naka Ima welcomes Toronto Kenjutsu

Starting November 2016, Toronto Kenjutsu will be training at the Naka Ima dojo. Toronto Kenjutsu, founded in 2007 by Corey Reid, is dedicated to the practice of classical Japanese swordsmanship - specifically the style of Katori Shinto Ryu as taught by Master Sugino Yukihiro.

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