Welcome to Canadian Aikido Federation

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

2019 Promotion List

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

  • Sandan:  Peter Johnson,  Yu Lin Pas
  • Godan:  Tom Wilson,  David Humphreys and  Hideji Ono
  • Rokudan:  Yoshi Ichida and  Don Ragush

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

2019 Major Event Schedule Announced

The Canadian Aikido Fedration Camp Committee is pleased to announce that the location 
and dates for the 2019 CAF events have been confirmed.

2019 CAF Summer Camp: Dates; June 22nd to 28th at Victoria, BC
2019 CAF Fall Seminar: Dates; October 18th to 20th at Quebec City, PQ

Please note the dates and plan to attend. Check for final details on the CAF Website in 2019.
Pat Olson, Chair of Camp 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.

Member dojos that have a special event or seminar coming up can request that it be listed on the website. Go to the Seminars menu for current listings.

News and Recent Updates

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Most recent information is at the top of the list.

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