CAF 2022 Fall Seminar with Osawa Shihan – Save the Dates!

VWA is honoured to host this year’s CAF fall seminar with Osawa Sensei (8th dan, Hombu Aikikai). The seminar is planned for October 28-30, 2022, at the VWA Dunbar dojo (Immaculate Conception Parish gym, 3778 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver). Please find below the information about the seminar schedule, dan testing, fees, registration, and accommodation. Please note that October 10, 2022, is the early registration deadline.

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Hayato Osawa Shihan, 8th Dan


VWA Dunbar
Immaculate Conception Parish Gym,
3778 West 28th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC

Seminar Schedule:

Friday Oct 287:30 to 9pmclass by Osawa Sensei
Saturday Oct 299:30 to 10:30amwarm-up class by a designated instructor
10:45 to 12:15pmclass by Osawa Sensei
12:15 to 1:45pmLunch Break(昼食)
1:45 to 3:15pmclass by Osawa Sensei
3:30 to 4:45pmtesting by Osawa Sensei & EC members(CAF審査委員会)
6 pmbanquet(食事会)
Sunday Oct 309 to 10amwarm-up class by a designated instructor
10:15 to 12:15pmclass by Osawa Sensei

Dan Testing:

  • Approval to take a Dan test must be requested at least one month in advance of the testing date.
  • Click here for more information.


Early registration (before 10/10/2022): Full seminar $180; Sat & Sun $150; 1 day (Sat or Sun) $100; Fri only $40. Late registration (10/10/2022 or later): Full seminar $216; Sat & Sun $180; 1 day (Sat or Sun) $120; Fri only $48. The concession rate for under 18 year-olds and full-time students is 50% of the regular rates (early/late) posted above: full seminar $90/$108; Sat & Sun $75/$90; one day (Sat or Sun) $50/$60; Fri only $20/$24. NOTE: We prefer the fees to be paid by electronic transfer to ; if you wish to pay by credit card (via PayPal), a 5% extra will be added to the posted fees to offset the PayPal processing fees.

PayPal Surcharge

There are two ways to pay the mat fees electronically: (1) by electronic transfer to , or (2) via PayPal (credit card) with a 5% surcharge to cover the PayPal processing fees. If you choose PayPal in the menus below, you’ll be taken to the payment window at the end of the registration process. If you choose e transfer, after finishing the registration process, you will need to transfer your registration fee to (which will be auto-deposited to VWA’s bank account).

AttendanceRegister Before 10/10/2022 (eTransfer / PayPal)Register on or After 10/10/2022 (eTransfer / PayPal)
Adult Fees
Full Seminar( $180.00 / $189.00 )( $216.00 / )
Sat & Sun( $150.00 / $157.50 )( $180.00 / )
Sat or Sun( $100.00 / $105.00 )( $120.00 / )
Fri Only( $40.00 / $42.00 )( $48.00 / )
Under 18 or Full Time Students
Full Seminar( $90.00 / $94.50 )( $108.00 / )
Sat and Sun( $75.00 / $78.75 )( $90.00 / )
Sat or Sun( $50.00 / $52.50 )( $60.00 / )
Fri Only( $20.00 / $21.00 )( $24.00 / )

Seminar Registration is now Open!

Please use the following Registration link to register for the seminar with Osawa Sensei. Remember that the early registration deadline is Oct 10, 2022 (after that date the mat fees increase by 20%).


There are several Bed and Breakfast establishments not far from the dojo. At UBC (about 12 minutes drive) there are a range of rooms from a hostel (Pacific Spirit Hostel) to one bedroom (Carey Hall) to boutique guest house (Triumf House) to luxury single bedroom suites with kitchen and living room sofa bed (Westcoast Suites). At Jericho Beach (15 minutes drive), there is a large hostel (HI Jericho). Vancouver and Richmond have a selection of hotels with various price ranges. Some billets will be available; contact Liz McKinlay by email .

More details to follow.


Seminar Contact(s):

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