Summer Gasshuku August 3 – 6th, 2018

White Pines is pleased to host a weekend training seminar with Jean-René Leduc sensei, Director of AKI Canada. We welcome students of all aikido paths and levels of training for a weekend seminar full of mindful connection, dedicated training, wilderness exploration, and potlucks!
Join us in welcoming Leduc sensei home from his recent travels to Japan and South America.

Daily Class Schedule:

Aug 3rd, Friday
Arrival evening class 7:00 – 8:30pm

Aug 4th, Saturday
Early morning class TBD;
Mid-morning class 9 11am;
Afternoon class   2:30 5pm

Aug 5th, Sunday
Early morning class TBD;
Mid-morning class 9 – 11am;
Afternoon class   2:30 4pm with testing to follow

Aug 6th, Monday 
Early morning class 7 8:30am
Mid-morning class 9 – 10:30am

Seminar Fees:

Full Seminar – $120 for adults,   $100 for teens

Registration is now open~ please email to register. 
For daily class rates or other inquiries, please call Marcia at the dojo 355-0009. To share seminar details with friends, you may download a pdf version of our poster here: Gasshuku poster EMAIL copy



Local Dojo members will host potluck dinners at the dojo or close-by. Slocan Village has a small but well stocked grocery for breakfasts and lunches. As much as possible we make meals together and share what we have.

Explore the Slocan Valley

Between classes we encourage visitors to explore the spectacular surroundings the Slocan Valley has to offer. Spring and summer offer hiking, paddling, swimming, rock-climbing, or walking on the rail-trail. For more visitor information on the area, visit