Okanagan Aikikai Seminar – Aug. 11 – 12, 2017

Greetings All,

Our annual August seminar with Yumi Nakamura Shihan and Jim Barnes Sensei will be happening in 2 1/2 months.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend as the two Sensei format allows us to have yudansha (aikidoists that are dan ranked) training alongside mudansha (aikidoists not dan ranked) training.  Special attention will be focused on Osawa Sensei’s teaching during the June Summer Camp.

Another special mention is that Nakamura Shihan and Barnes Sensei will provide pre-grading training for yudansha preparing to grade during the October CAF Seminar in Victoria.

Yumi Nakamura Shihan, 6th dan is the Chair of the CAF Examination Committee
Jim Barnes Sensei, 6th dan is also on the CAF Examination Committee
Both Nakamura Shihan and Barnes Sensei are long time students of Kawahara Shihan.


Yumi Nakamura Shihan, 6th dan
Jim Barnes Sensei, 6th dan


Knights of Columbus Hall
130 McCurdy Road,
Kelowna, BC


Friday Aug 116:00pm-8:15pmClass
Saturday Aug 1210:00am-12:15pmClass


Both Days$60
One Day$40
StudentsHalf price for full time High School and College students

Seminar Contact(s):

For any questions regarding Billeting
Pat Olson: p.olson@xplornet.com Tel: 250-491-2078
Kelly Purdue: kelpur@telus.net Tel: 250-860-7879

This seminar will be a great prelude to the October Osawa Shihan seminar as both Nakamura Sensei and Barnes Sensei have been studying Osawa Shihan’s aikido kata very carefully.

Hope to see you at both the August and the October Victoria CAF seminar.

Yours in Aiki

Pat Olson

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