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Aikido Seminar & KYU Tests – Nox Dojo – Markham, Sun. Jan. 12, 2020-en

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Kensho Aikido & Dojo Mushin Seminar – Sat. Jun. 4, 2016

Kensho Aikido & Dojo Mushin Seminar – Sat. Jun. 4, 2016

We are very excited to announce our seminar on Sat. June 4, 2016.


Daniel Laurendeau, Shihan
Marcel Lavigne, Shidoin
Michelle Lapointe, 4e Dan

90-B6 Chemin de la Grande-Côte
Broisbriand, Québec, J7G 1C3, Canada

Training Schedule:

Samedi/Saturday June 4 11:00 – 13:00
13:15 – 15:45
13:15 – 15:45 Test FCA

Tarifs / Seminar Cost: 45$

Thank you,

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Vancouver West Aikikai, Fall Seminar, Sep 10-11, 2016

Vancouver West Aikikai, Fall Seminar, Sep. 10-11, 2016

VWA is pleased to announce our Fall Seminar with Ishiyama Shihan (7th dan) and Guest Instructors at the Jericho Hill Gymnasium and Vancouver West Aikikai Dojo.

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Ishiyama Shihan (7th dan) and Guest Instructors

The seminar will be held in the Jericho Hill Centre Gymnasium and the Vancouver West Aikikai dojo.

Additional information will be announced and posted as we get closer to the date. Add the event to your Aikido calendars.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

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Vancouver West Aikikai, April 9, 2016

Vancouver West Aikikai, April 9, 2016

VWA is pleased to announce our spring seminar with Ishiyama Shihan (7th dan), Cecil Paris Sensei (6 dan) and Scott Macphail Sensei (6 dan) at the Jericho Hill Gymnasium and Vancouver West Aikikai Dojo.

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Ishiyama Shihan (7th dan)
Cecil Paris Sensei (6 dan)
Scott Macphail Sensei (6 dan)

The Vancouver West Aikikai dojo is located at the Jericho Hill Centre at 4196 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia. Ample free parking space is available around the building; the use of the Lower Parking Lot is recommended. The seminar will be held in the Jericho Hill Centre Gymnasium, just up the hill from the VWA dojo. Change rooms and showers will be available there. Map Link

Training Schedule:

Sat. Apr. 9 1:00pm – 1:50pm Paris Sensei
2:00pm – 3:20pm Ishayama Sensei
3:30pm – 4:20pm Macphail Sensei
4:20pm – 5:20pm Testing

Testing: Testing will be in the VWA main dojo down the hill from the gymnasium from 4:40 to 5:20 approximately. Testing for yudansha tests only, and limited to those who are unable to attend Summer Camp in Kelowna. Those who are considering testing should advise Bruce Riddick by April 2nd of their desire to test. Bruce will contact yudansha test candidates for specific information that must be submitted to the Grading Panel at least one week in advance of the test date, for their vetting.

Seminar Cost:
Full Day – $40
Single Class – $20

Food: Water in bo>les will be provided. A>endees should bring their own snacks.

Saturday Evening Social: Saturday from 6:00pm or after testing, at Liz McKinlay’s, info and maps will be available at the seminar. Since food and some drink will be provided, there will be a $20 charge per person for this event. Please pay at seminar registration.

Additional information: Please call 604-831-8642, or email us at either or . Some billeting is available upon request.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

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Summer Camp – Crafting a Traditional Aikido Weapon

When: Tuesday June 21st afternoon (the 1/2-day break)
Where: UBC Okanagan Campus TBA
Open to anyone not interested in touring local wineries or beaches on the 1/2 day off! No prior knowledge or skills required. We will be hand-crafting one of the following aikido practice weapons:

  • traditional style fukuro-shinai – $125
  • bokken – $105
  • tanto – $55
  • Aiki-jo – $85

The weapon we make will be determined by your choice – the selection with the most votes wins! The cost of the class will be in addition to the Summer Camp mat fees, payable in advance of the weapons making class (details to be distributed later.) All materials will be included in the fee. This will be a hands-on class taking raw materials and creating the final product using hand-tools only (tools provided,) they way they were done in ‘the good old days’!

Take home a really special souvenir from Summer Camp this year! A customized practice weapon made by your own hand!

Note that for the wooden weapons, straight-grained white oak will be used, and for the shinai, deerhide, horsehair and bamboo will be used. Additional kits can also be made available for purchase upon request (cost will be the above weapon cost less $40). Class time will vary depending on the weapon selected, but count on needing from 2 to 4 hrs. The cost shown is a tentative cost subject to change based on availability of materials. Once I have an idea of how many people are interested and the weapon we will do, I can give a final firm cost.

If you are interested in attending this class, please email me at () with your weapon preference and full name. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Dan Lamb

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Montreal, Agatsu Aïkido de Montréal 15th Anniversary Seminar — February 20 and 21, 2016

In collaboration with l’Association Québécoise d’Aïkido (AQA)

We are pleased to invite you to the 15th anniversary seminar of Agatsu
aikido de Montréal with very special guests who, through these fifteen
years, have supported us through their friendship and encouragement. The
seminar will be held at the Collège Jean de-Brébeuf  Sports Complex on the
February 20 and 21, 2016.

Please refer to attached documents for the event’s details. If possible,
print and post.


George Hewson, 6th Dan, Shihan with special guests:
Claude Berthiaume, 7th Dan, Shihan and Daniel Laurendeau, 6th Dan


Pavillon Coutu du Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf / Complexe sportif
5635, Decelles Avenue

Training Schedule

Saturday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm Seminar
4:45 pm to 6:00 pm Tests CAF
Dinner The time and location will be announced at the seminar
Sunday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Seminar

Seminar Costs

Costs Adult 12 to 16 years old
Saturday $ 70 $ 40
Sunday $ 40 $ 25
2 days $ 80 $ 50


Phone: 514 374-9292

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Saskatoon Aikikai Seminar – Jan. 29 – 31, 2016

Saskatoon Aikikai Seminar – Jan. 29 – 31, 2016

Saskatoon Aikikai is pleased to announce the following seminar with Bob Moline Sensei from Victoria.

Bob Moline Sensei brings with him a wealth of knowledge of Aikido techniques including weapons. As an exceptional teacher he will share this over the weekend. He has studied with many instructors over the years and has been a student of Kawahara Shihan in many dojos across Canada.

Don Ragush Sensei will also teach a class during the weekend seminar.

Bob Moline Sensei

The seminar will be held at the Albert Community Centre on the corner of 12th Street and Clarence Avenue.

Seminar Schedule:

Friday Jan.29 7:00pm – 8:30pm Class
Saturday Jan. 30 9:30am – 12:00pm Class
1:30pm – 3:30pm Class
7:00pm Pot Luck at Don’s house
Sunday Jan. 31 9:00am – 12:00pm Class
  Road trip to Manitou spa.

Seminar Cost:
Full Weekend – $50
One Day – $25

Billeting is available upon request.

For any additional info, please contact:
Don Ragush

Looking forward to seeing you at our seminar.
Thank you.

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Edmonton Aikikai Seminar —
Jan. 30 & 31, 2016

Edmonton Aikikai Seminar: Jan. 30 & 31, 2016

Edmonton Aikikai is pleased to announce a winter seminar with Yumi Nakamura Sensei, 6th dan, on January 30 and 31, 2016.
Saturday morning will be at a reduced price for youth.

Strathcona Community Centre
10139 – 87 Ave NW, Edmonton.
Google Maps Link


Saturday Jan. 30 10:00am – 12:00pm Morning Class
1:00pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Class
Sunday Jan. 31 10:00am – 1:00pm Morning Class, with a break

Seminar Cost:
Full Seminar – $90
One day – $50
Saturday morning – $15 (for youth)

If you have any questions, Contact either:
Neil McKellar –
Jeremy Schiff –

Thank you.

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Saskatoon Aikikai Seminar —
Nov. 13th-15th, 2015

Saskatoon Aikikai Seminar: Nov 13th-15th, 2015

Saskatoon Aikikai is pleased to announce the upcoming seminar. It will be a great opportunity to learn more and hone our skills.

George Hewson Sensei brings great technique and a wealth of knowledge about Japanese history and culture. He teaches Japanese history at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. George Sensei has attended seminars with many famous Aikido teachers. He developed a close relationship with Kawahara Shihan and was appointed by him to be the Canadian Aikido Federation contact with Osawa Shihan.

Yumi Nakamura-sensei is currently the chair of the Canadian Aikido Federation Examination Committee. She started Aikido in Osaka, Japan nearly 45 years ago under Bansen Tanaka-shihan, a leading student of O-sensei, and Kawahara-shihan. She continued training under Kawahara-shihan in Canada. Following Kawahara-shihan’s wishes, she has been following Osawa-shihan’s teachings after Kawahara-shihan passed away.

They will share both Osawa Shihan’s techniques and some of their own Aikido techniques at the seminar.

The Saskatoon Aikido dojo collects extra fees through the year to subsidizes the cost of these exceptional teachers, so that all students have an opportunity to learn. Make time to join us for the full seminar or a part of the weekend. You will not be disappointed.

The seminar will be held at Saskatoon Aikikai


Friday November 13th 2:00 to 4:00 Yumi Sensei
6:30 to 8:00 George Sensei
Saturday November 14th 10:00 to 12:00 Yumi Sensei
1:30 to 3:30 George Sensei
Potluck Saturday 6:30 at Craig Gardner’s house
Sunday November 15th 9:30 to 10:20 Yumi Sensei
10:30 to 11:20 George Sensei
11:30 to 12:20 Don Sensei

Road Trip after Sunday class to Manitou Health Spa.
(I have 4 extra seats in my van and if more want to come than they can car pool)

Seminar Cost: $50.00

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion or billeting:
Con­tact: Don Ragush

Thank you.

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