Congratulations to our new Canadian Aikido Federation Shihan appointments.
It is with great pride that I wish to inform all members of the Canadian Aikido Federation of George Hewson Sensei, and Yumi Nakamura Sensei’s appointments as Shihan. This is truly an historical event for the Canadian Aikido Federation.
George Hewson Sensei
Yumi Nakamura Sensei
Congratulations George Hewson Sensei and Yumi Nakamura Sensei
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CAF Examination Committee Seminar, Nov.26-27, 2015
A very successful seminar was held in Toronto Nov. 26-27. Taught by five members of the CAF Examination Committee, about 80 students in total participated.
The instructors were:
· Osamu Obata-shihan, J.C.C.C. Aikikai
· Jim Barnes-sensei, Aikido Hokuryukai
· George Hewson-sensei, Aikido Seishinkai
· Alex Loo-sensei, Aikido Kensankai
· Yumi Nakamura-sensei, Aikido Tendokai.
The seminar was the site of a number of successful gradings:
· Ikkyu: Arunas Tamkevicius
· Shodan: Paulston Gnanaratnam, Scott Helm, Noel Ilagan,
Chihiro Ishi, Jason Metherel
· Nidan: Gary Drummond, Alexander Zop
Ontario Aikido Federation Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting of the Ontario Aikido Federation also took place during the seminar weekend. The executives elected were Adrian Iliescu, president; Tina Desjardins, vice-president and acting secretary; Thomas Lindsey, treasurer; and member-at-large Gary Drummond.