New Shodans in Hakama display

It is with great pride that the newest Shodans wear their Hakama during practice. This is a great priviledge. Congratulations to Peter Chafe, Dwight Sparkes, and Richard Westcott, pictured below with a proud Sensei McDonald.

Congratulations again!

New 4th Kyu members

The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland is pleased to announce the new ranks of 4th kyu for Boyd and Meghan upon successfully passing their testing on March 15, 2018! Congratulations to all!

We would also like to thank the large number of practioners who offer their support by attending the class and grading. After the class we were able to get together for a nice group photo:

A Very Successful Seminar!

The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland would like to offer a huge thanks to all who attended the local seminar. It is always a great to be able to get together to share this wonderful Martial Art.

We would also like to congratulate the new shodans: Peter Chafe, Dwight Sparkes, and Richard Westcott; and also the new 2nd kyu Pat Gulliver – Great tests all!

A Very Happy Announcement

It is a great honor to announce the very recent Promotion of Colleen Hogan, and Paul Glavine, to 5th Dan. Please click on the link (thumbnail) below to view a message offered by Sensei Derm Mcdonald in recognition of this great accomplishment.

Congratulation Colleen and Paul, Anybody who has had the priviledge of practicing with you, knows how truly deserving you are.

We look forward to many more years of practice.

A Great Night of Practice

I would like to give a big thank you to Sensei Terry for a great night of practice for our first night back on the mats at our new location:
The gymnasium looks great with a fresh coat of paint, that really brightens up the atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing everybody on the mats.

New Practice Location

Effective immediately the Aikido Institute of Newfoundland no longer operates out of District School on St. Clare Avenue – returning to ÉCOLE INTERMÉDIAIRE ET SECONDAIRE FRANCOPHONE DE SAINT-JEAN (a.k.a. the old Holy Cross Junior High) as of Tuesday, 3 October, 2017, @ the regular time of 7:30 (7:00 for mat setup).


Congratulations to Pat and Meghan on succesfully passing their testing on Feb 28, 2017. The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland is pleased to announce the following new ranks: Meghan – 5th kyu, Patrick – 3rd kyu. Congratulations to all!


Sensei McDonald has written a document describing what Aikido really means. Please take a look and help learn some of the reasons we practice this wonderful martial art.

Download the PDF file –Here–