Welcome to Canadian Aikido Federation

Kawahara Shihan Award for Outstanding Contribution

The CAF has created the Kawahara Shihan Award for Outstanding Contribution. Its objective is to recognize individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of aikido in Canada. For more information on this policy and the nomination form, please visit the CAF website > Members > Policies.

For this year, all nominations should be submitted no later than 21 November (by 31 October in subsequent years). Please contact the CAF Secretary () if you have any questions.

CAF COVID-19 Advisory – March 21, 2020

2020 CAF Summer Camp – Cancellation Notice

With deep regret the CAF Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 CAF Sumer Camp. It was a difficult decision to make, but it was the best choice to make to respond with an abundance of caution for our CAF community in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic emergency.  …more

Dan Jones, President Canadian Aikido Federation
Talks ‘Practicing Aikido for Fitness’ on CTV News

Watch CTV News segment on Aikido Marshall Arts at a Dojo in Calgary.
View CTV Interview with Dan Jones

Talking Aikido at the Saskatoon Aikido Club with Don Ragush Sensei

A look at the Japanese martial art Aikido. Don Ragush discusses some insights into Aikido, helping us to understand the major approach to learning and practicing Aikido.
View video

2020 Promotion List

“Congratulations to all of the following members for New Year promotion by Hombu!“

  • Nidan 2nd Dan:  James Kirkland,  Troy Beauregard
  • Sandan 3rd Dan:  Peter MacAuley
  • Yondan 4th Dan:  James Goreas

Promotion of Osawa Shihan to 8th Dan

We would also like to acknowledge the significant promotion of Osawa Shihan to 8th Dan at Aikikai Hombu Dojo during Kagamibiraki 2019. Here is a YouTube link to watch the presentation ceremony.

Examination Committee

Highlights from our Annual Fall Seminar Toronto,
York University Oct 19-21   (more…)

Obata Sensei’s upcoming retirement

On behalf of the Canadian Aikido Federation I would like to congratulate Osamu Obata Shihan on his upcoming retirement to Japan. In addition to being a leader of Aikido in Canada, the Aikikai Foundation also recognizes Obata Shihan as one of the Japanese Instructors Abroad. Aikido students outside of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre will surely miss seeing Obata Shihan on the CAF Examination Committee at our Camps and Seminars. His teaching and input on examination will be missed. His spirit, though, will continue at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.
Obata Sensei profile …

Dan Jones
President CAF

Canadian Aikido Federation

General information regarding the structure of the organization, mandate, affiliation with Aikikai World Headquarters, Technical Direction and Provincial Associations, is on the about the CAF page under the Information menu.

Listings and contact information for Member Dojos both alphabetical and organized by province are available from the Dojos menu.

Upcoming CAF sponsored events as well as those of member dojos are listed under the Seminars menu.

Detailed information including listings and contact information for the Examination and Technical Committees is available to logged in members only.

The CAF has group insurance coverage. Details regarding coverage, claims, and contacting the insurance company is available on the Insurance page.

This website provides information regarding administrative services provided to member dojos of the Federation.  Various registration and testing fees, processing information, administrative forms, test requirements, test worksheets, and other useful aids can be found under the Documents and Technical Resources menus.  We are publishing this information on-line for easy access and cost efficiency.  So please download the PDF documents and print the forms yourself where possible.

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