Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art derived from centuries old tactics developed by Samurai warriors. As purely a defensive martial art Aikido students learn to evade and redirect the power of the attack. There are no tournaments or competitions. Practice is conducted in a spirit of mutual respect and co-operation. Students, both male and female, have the option to be graded by the Canadian Aikido Federation which has Aikido clubs at all major universities including UVic, UBC, SFU and UBCO.
See Mr. Sookochoff for details Guide Page 10