about the CAF

CAF Organization

The Canadian Aikido Federation (CAF) has existed for over 20 years. On April 25, 1997, the CAF received official charter as a non-profit corporation from the Directorate of Incorporation, Industry Canada. The by-laws governing the CAF are detailed in the CAF constitution, a copy of which is provided to all registered CAF dojos.

CAF Administrative Office

The Office of the CAF is generally located where the CAF Secretary resides.
The current Secretary is Douglas Mathieu who is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Canadian Aikido Federation

c/o CAF Secretary Doug Mathieu
56 Somerset Park SW
Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3H4
e-mail: 

Technical Direction

CAF operates a technical committee and an examination committee chaired by our Technical Director who currently holds a 7th Dan rank in Aikido.

Affiliation to Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo)

The CAF is dedicated to the teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido and is a member of the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan.

The CAF is affiliated with Aikikai World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan. Yudansha promotions are registered with the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters through the CAF office. View Certificate

Aikido World Headquarters Webpage (Hombu Dojo, Tokyo Japan)

International Regulations (effective Oct 1, 2000)

Provincial Associations

Each province or territory with a recognized Association of member Dojos is entitled to send a delegate to the CAF annual general meeting to vote on CAF business as described in detail in the CAF constitution. Several of these organizations maintain their own websites. Links are provided below.

Alberta Aikido Association

British Columbia Aikido Federation

Ontario Aikido Federation

Nova Scotia Aikido Federation

CAF Annual General Meeting

The CAF Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held at different locations across Canada.
Delegates from the registered Provincial Aikido Associations and the Board of Directors meet at the AGM to discuss CAF business. The AGM is most often held in conjunction with a training seminar.