Ensō Aikido








Aikido consists of techniques with weapons and bare hands using the strength of the opponent not to defeat him, but to annihilate his attack.

In Aikido everything is a circle, everything is suppleness, everything is mouvement, everything is harmony. Aikido is the way of a physical culture, of a moral culture, it is born in the Traditional Martial Arts of Japan for the accomplishment of the human being.

What is fabulous about aikido is that the whole being aspires for the the combat not to take place. The combat is bad in itself. Martial Art must be love. Some say that Aikido is a form of religious expression of Japanese Martial Arts. In any case in Aikido there is no match, no competition, no championship, the combat is bad. It is undoubtedly the most harmonious, the most graceful discipline of the Budo.

Aikido is a martial art accessible to all, women and men, old or young. We practice in accordance with the capacities and limitations of the partner.


Cost: 325$ (unlimited access)

             270$ for the summer semester


SCHEDULE (for summer)

7:00pm - 8:15pm   (regular)

M. Oyarzun Sensei

7:00pm - 8:15pm   (regular)

M. Oyarzun Sensei

7:00pm - 8:00pm   (beginner)

 M. Oyarzun Sensei

8:00pm - 9:00pm   (regular)

P. Boué Sensei

11:00am - 12:00pm   (beginner)  P. Boué Sensei

12:00pm -1:00pm   (weapons)

M. Oyarzun Sensei






7:00pm - 8:15pm   (regular)     M. Oyarzun Sensei

7:00pm - 8:15pm  (regular)     M. Oyarzun Sensei

7:00pm - 8:00pm   (beginner)   M. Oyarzun Sensei

8:00pm - 9:00pm   (regular)     P. Boué Sensei

11:00am - 12:00pm   (beginner)  P. Boué Sensei

12:00pm -1:00pm   (weapons)     M. Oyarzun Sensei

Summer 2024 

25 June au 30 August

Fall 2024

September 1 to November 24

Winter 2024

November 24 to December 20

and January 5 to February 28

Spring 2025

March 2 to May 30


17 Febuary

1 day seminar

Montreal @ Enso Aikido

2 - 5 May

José Maria Sevilleja Montreal @ Enso Aikido

19 - 22 Sept.

Alain Tendron 

Montreal @ Enso Aikido

1 - 3 November

Hélène Doué

Montreal @ Enso Aikido


We are a club of Aikido who is concerned with the transmission of Aikido according to the principles of the Aikikai of Tokyo, Hombu Dojo (Aikido World Headquarters). 

We are part of the Renwakai groupe directed by Alain Tendron Sensei,

which is a member of the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo Japan.

Our teachers have closes ties to internationally renowned instructors from Japan, Europe, and America. Our dojo is in direct connection with Ōsawa Hayato Shinan in Japan and Alain Tendron Sensei who leads the Renwakai group in Europe.

We offer courses for beginners to whom we pay close attention since they represent the succession and vitality of art.


Basic Attacks

Basic Techniques

Testing Requirements

Lexicale & Testing requirements 


Mauricio Oyarzun (4th dan) 


He began Aikido in 2004 at Aikido de la montagne under  Claude Berthiaume Shihan (7th dan). From his beginnings he participated in seminars all over North America led by many teachers such as Y. Yamada Shihan, K. Chiba Shihan, D. Waite Shihan and many others. He became an instructors at Aikido de la montagne  from 2012 to 2017 .

In 2006 he met Master Hayato Ōsawa Shihan (8th dan) and since  2008 he has been following his teachings, participating in seminars given by Ōsawa Sensei all over the  Americain East Coast, Halifax, New York, New Jersey, Toronto and Montreal.

In 2011 he met Christian Tissier Shinan (8th dan) and has participated in all the annual seminars and summer camps  held Montreal since.

In 2012, he left for Japan to spend 3 months of full time training at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo with Master Ōsawa Shihan. He has the chance to also take ukemi (receive de technique) from several other Masters of the Hombu dojo on a daily basis including Miyamoto Shihan (8th dan), Seki Shihan (8th dan) and Kuribayashi Shihan (7th dan). In 2013, he returned to Japan for a period of 2 months and trained in Tokyo as well as in Osaka with Shimamoto Shihan (8th dan) and Hori Shihan (7th dan).

In 2018, he returned to Tokyo for a month of training.

Since 2014, he has participated in all workshops led by Master Endo Seishiro Shihan (8th dan) in Montreal and Toronto.

Since 2016, he has been following the teachings of Master Alain Tendron (6th dan) who inspires him greatly with a centered, powerful, flexible and relaxed Aikido. Alain Tendron is also the Student of the great Master Yamaguchi Seigo Shihan 9th dan (1924-1996). Alain Tendron is also the founder of the Aikido group Renwakai.

In 2017 he formed the Ensō Aikido dojo.

Karl Grignon (5e dan) 

Karl Grignon started Aikido in Montréal Canada in 1994. Soon after he moved to San Diego, California where he trained with Bernice Tom Sensei 6th dan student of the late Morihiro Saito Shihan.

In 2003 he joined Aikido West and Frank Doran Shihan as his Uchideshi and had the priviledge to travel and attend most of Doran Sensei's seminars. He was promoted to the rank of 3rd Dan by Doran Sensei in March 2006, and 4th Dan in 2013.

Karl has been teaching aikido for more than 19 years and has attended multiple seminars and camps with Doran, Tissier, Endo, Ikeda, and many more. His teaching approach is to establish a comfortable environment in which a practitioner can start to explore his or her personnal ability and the feeling of self.

Philippe Boué, now 4th Dan Aikikai, started aikido at the University of Grenoble (France) under the direction of Eric Matton (4th Dan). For 4 years, this teacher taught him the basics of this art that he has not stopped practicing since.

During a seminar in Grenoble, he met Franck Noel Shihan (7th Dan Aïkikai) for the first time and made the choice, once his studies were completed, to join Toulouse to take full advantage of his teaching. . He will stay for nearly 7 years at the Roseraie dojo, diligently studying aikido with it, even following him in his weekend seminars or summer camps.

During his stay in Toulouse, seminars in Europe and even short trips to Japan, he crosses paths with teachers who will be as much inspiration: Endo Seishiro Shihan (8th Dan Aikikai), Philippe Grangé Sensei (6th Dan Aikikai) , Dirk Mueller Sensei (6th Dan Aikikai)…

After a few round trips between Germany and Toulouse, he flew to Quebec where he settled in Montreal. He immediately joined the Shoshin Dojo under the direction of Karl Grignon (4th Dan Aikikai) whom he followed for 6 years.

During these 6 years, Philippe reconnects with the teaching of aikido, in Montreal on an ad hoc basis but also at the Aikido Sanso Saint Jérôme dojo where Sensei Marc-André Lalande invites him to teach on a regular basis.

After 20 years of practice, on January 11, 2016, Philippe Boué decided to open his dojo to teach his practice of aikido.

Philippe Boué (4e dan) 

Born on the 2nd of June 1974 in Montpellier (France), Marc started practicing aikido in 2000 in Paris under the supervision of Bernard Palmier shihan. He then follows several french masters such as Christian Tissier, Franck Noel or Arnaud Waltz during seminars. Back in Montpellier in 2002, he joins Alain Tendron and the RenWaKai group. He starts teaching aikido classes on a regular basis in Montpellier in 2012. Owning a french aikido teacher diploma in 2012, and a 3rd dan grade in 2013, he will keep following the teachings of Master Tendron, even after moving to Montreal in 2014.

Marc Moulis (3e dan) 


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