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Upcoming Seminars
Aikido Seishinkai – Practice and Kyu-testing Session – Sat. May 19
Saskatoon Aikikai Seminar- 40th Anniversary – Fri May 25 to Sun May 27 2018 – With Founder Makoto Ohtsu Sensei
Aikido Tendokai – Yukio Kawahara shihan Memorial Seminar – Sat. June 9, 2018
Calgary Summer Camp June 23-29, 2018
Aikido des Etchemins 10th anniversary seminar – Fri. Oct. 5-Sun.Oct. 7, 2018
Halifax Aikikai Seminar – With George Hewson Shihan – Fri. Oct. 12 – Sun. Oct. 14, 2018

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

David Yates
President, CAF

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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.