Aikido Fall Seminar – Quebec city – Cégep de Ste-Foy with Osawa Shihan, 8th dan, Fri Oct.18 to Sun Oct. 20 2019

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Aikido Fall Seminar In Quebec-city at Cégep de Ste-Foy With Osawa Shihan, 8th dan, Fri Oct.18 to sun Oct. 20 2019 

Invitation for the CAF Fall seminar
Welcome to the 2019 Canadian Aikido Federation Fall Seminar, hosted by Aïkido Ste-Foy. This is the first time that a CAF Fall Seminar is to be held in Quebec, and we’re looking forward to meeting and training with aikidokas from across the continent.

The seminar will be held from Friday, October 18th to Sunday, October 20th 2019. Schedule specifics are as follows:

Date Hours Activity
Friday 18 Oct 5:30 pm Registration
  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Osawa sensei
Saturday 19 Oct 9:00 am Registration
  10:00 am – 12:00 am Osawa sensei
  12:00 am – 14:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Osawa sensei
  3:45 pm Gradings
  7:00 pm Dinner
Sunday 20 Oct 9:00 am Registration
  9:30 am – 10:20 am George Hewson sensei
  10:30 am – 12:30 am Osawa sensei


Cégep de Ste-Foy  
2410 Ch
. Ste-Foy   
Québec, QC   
G1V 1T3   
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You may register online, Complete the registration form (and online payment if you so choose) Online form

Onsite registration will begin Friday at 5:30pm, Saturday from 9am, and Sunday from 9am. Note that onsite payment with a credit card will be possible. Currency mentioned below is in Canadian dollars.


Attendance At the door Pre-registration
before Oct. 10
3 Days $140 $130
2 Days $120 $110
Fri. Only $50 n/a
Sat. Only $90 $80
Sun. Only $70 n/a

18 years and younger, half price at the door.
Payment by cash, cheque payable to Aikido Ste-Foy
or credit card (through PayPal)

Refunds for cancellations will be made via the same method as the payment, PayPal, Visa or cheque. For cancellations on or before October 10
th, 2019, 10% will be retained to cover commissions and costs. After this date, 25% will be retained


We suggest The Universal Hotel located about 1 km from the dojo

   Address:    2300 Ch Ste-Foy, Québec, QC G1V 1S5.
   Phone:    +1 800-463-4495 
   Reservation:    reservation link

Preferential rates for CAF Fall Seminar participants are as follow:

  • Single & double occupancy (Regular 2 beds & Prestige 2 beds)
    $109 +tx/night
  • Single & double occupancy (Kitchenette 2 beds, Prestige plus 2 beds, Delux with 2 beds)

Additional information:
The rates are for single or double occupancies a breakfast non-included. There is a good restaurant Boston Pizza. Swimming pool is included. A surcharge of $20/person/night will be required for occupancy over 2 persons.

Individuals interested in booking a room at The Universal Hotel must contact the front desk +1 800-463-4495 and state that they are part of the “Aikido” event to benefit from preferential rates. Every reservation must be made with by credit card. Booking must be completed before September 1st 2019 in order to benefit from preferential rates.

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: noon. 

Cancellations are accepted up to 48h prior to check-in on the day of arrival.


Saturday, October 19th – lunch time
Numerous restaurants are walking distance from the dojo. A list of restaurants will be available at the front desk.

Saturday, October 19th – dinner

CAF Testing for yudansha grades

Testing for yudansha grades, shodan through yondan, will be held on Saturday, October 19th 2019, starting at 3:45pm. All test candidates must be registered participants in the CAF, with their dues paid up. Read carefully the following procedure:

Yudansha Test Application

Instructors must supply the following information on each and every test candidate in the body of a plain-text e-mail:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Testing rank
  • Date of last test (for shodan candidates)
  • Date of issuance of last yudansha grade (for nidan, sandan, and yondan candidates)
  • Days of practice since last test
  • Dojo name
  • Sensei name
  • Optional information
  • Age


  • The candidate’s name should be as it appears on the dojo list from the CAF.
  • Days since last test refers to the number of days that you have practised; adjust that to include the expected additional days of practice you will have by the test date.
  • Complementary information may be supplied, such as regarding physical limitations.
  • The candidate’s sensei should submit the completed Dan Test form. Otherwise, the candidate may submit it with his/her sensei’s permission.

Deadline for Application

The Dan test application must be received by the Chair person of the Examination Committee, George Hewson by September 18th, 2019.

Other necessary forms

All candidates must fill in the following two forms and then print and sign them and submit them to the Seminar Coordinator with the test fee at the start of summer the seminar.

  • CAF Application for Promotion
  • Hombu Application for Test

Two additional forms are required for shodan candidates:

  • Hombu Application to Join Aikikai
  • Hombu Application for Yudansha Book

The Forms are fillable PDFs. Acrobat Reader seems to work best for these fillable PDF files.

  • The Coordinator will only accept forms from candidates cleared by the Examination Committee.
  • All forms must be typewritten with no handwriting except for signatures.
  • Where an instructor’s signature is required, your current instructor must sign, except for dojo chief instructors, who must get a signature from a member of the Examination Committee.


Candidates must pay a non-refundable examination fee of 30$ in cash preferably. Payment of examination fee must be submitted in advance of testing with the necessary forms.

After announcement of a successful test, the promotion fee is to be be paid to Doug Mathieu, the CAF secretary, or George Hewson, chair of the exam committee, before you leave the seminar. The promotion fee varies with dan level, see the CAF website for details.

N.B. This payment procedure is not mandatory but it facilitates a direct treatment of the promotion exams.

Fees are payable by cheque made out to Canadian Aikido Federation. (No credit card will be accepted). Please anticipate that your payment might be required at the seminar following the announcement of a successful test.


Candidates expecting to test can withdraw at any time before the day of the test. However, they should inform as soon as possible:

  • the Examination Committee Chair (George Hewson)
  • the CAF Secretary (Doug Mathieu) and
  • the seminar coordinator (David Mooney)

Contact Information:
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