VJLS-JH serves as a centre for the promotion of Japanese culture and arts in Vancouver, BC. Please contact vjls@vjls-jh.com or our office at 604-254-2551 for more information on offering a class.
If you would like to participate in the martial art classes, please find the contact information of the instructors below.

Kyudo (弓道)


Kyudo is the art of Japanese archery.

Through the bow and arrow, we develop our body and mind and work towards the ultimate goal of Shin, Zen, Bi (Truth, Goodness, Beauty).


Room 101 – Japanese Hall

Monday 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Web: Kyudo Association of Canada – Vancouver
E-mail: vancouver@kyudo.ca

Youshinkan Aikido BC (養神館合気道)



Room 503 – Tatami Room
Monday/Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Adult)
Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm (Kids)
Saturday 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Adult)

Web: http://www.aikidobc.com/
Tel: 604-931-6433 (Keith Taylor)
E-mail: aikidobc@gmail.com

Youshinkan Kendo and Iaido (養心館剣道・居合道)

Youshinkan Dojo studies the martial arts of Kendo and Iaido, which are both based on Japanese swordsmanship and the ways of the samurai. Through hard training, we develop our mind and body to improve perseverance, decisiveness and courteousness for the benefit for humankind and society.


Room 101 – Japanese Hall

Wednesday (Kendo) 7 – 9pm
Sunday (Iaido) 5 – 6pm
Sunday (Kendo) 5 – 8pm

The Open Dojo Karate (芦原空手)

Do you want to get better in everything you do?

Join us to experience a culture of kindness, cooperation and respect.
We promote the practice of martial arts as a tool to improve your life.
Come with an open mind to challenge and improve yourself.

Our curriculum for children includes:
– Bully proof (self defense against the verbal and physical aggression)
– Health proof (embracing a healthy life style)
– Cyber proof (awareness and protection in the digital world)

Room 503 – Tatami Room
Tuesday/Thursday 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Adult)
Sunday 9:30am – 11:00am (Kids)


Web: www.TheOpenDojo.com
Tel: 604-346-7973 (Sorin Popa)
E-mail: sorin@theopendojo.com

Busenkai Iaido and Aikido (武仙会居合道・合気道)


Room 503 – Tatami Room
Sunday 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Friday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Web: http://busenkai.org/
E-mail: kenny@iis-int.com

Calligraphy (書道)

Please see Calligraphy Page