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Join us at Sum­mer Camp 2016, June 18–24, 2016 in Kelowna BC. Meet and train with Osawa Shi­han and other Aiki­doists from across the coun­try. For more information.

Bur­saries to assist mem­bers attend­ing 2016 Sum­mer Camp in Kewlona BC.

CAF is pleased to announce​ that ​​​bur­saries are being offered to help​ assist mem­bers who w​ish​ to attend 2016 Sum­mer Camp in Kelowna BC. The bur­saries are ​available​ for peo­ple who due to finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties would not be able to attend.
Down­load Bur­sary Appli­ca­tion Form
Dead­line for appli­ca­tions is May 15th
For more info con­tact

Full Cir­cle Aikikai Sem­i­nar, Sat­ur­day May 28
Ken­sho Aikido & Dojo Mushin Sem­i­nar, Sat­ur­day June 4
Yukio Kawahara-shihan Memo­r­ial Sem­i­nar Aikido Ten­dokai, June 4
Van­cou­ver West Aikikai Fall Sem­i­nar, Sep. 10–11
CAF Fall Sem­i­nar in Mon­treal: Octo­ber 28, 29 and 30

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our new Cana­dian Aikido Fed­er­a­tion Shi­han appointments.

It is with great pride that I wish to inform all mem­bers of the Cana­dian Aikido Fed­er­a­tion of George Hew­son Sen­sei, and Yumi Naka­mura Sensei’s appoint­ments as Shi­han. This is truly an his­tor­i­cal event for the Cana­dian Aikido Fed­er­a­tion.
George Hew­son Sen­sei
Yumi Naka­mura Sensei

Con­grat­u­la­tions George Hew­son Sen­sei and Yumi Naka­mura Sensei

David Yates
Pres­i­dent, CAF

Recent News: 2016 Kagami Biraki Pro­mo­tions list

CAF Exam­i­na­tion Com­mit­tee Sem­i­nar, Nov.26–27, 2015

A very suc­cess­ful sem­i­nar was held in Toronto Nov. 26–27. Taught by five mem­bers of the CAF Exam­i­na­tion Com­mit­tee, about 80 stu­dents in total participated.

The instruc­tors were:
· Osamu Obata-shihan, J.C.C.C. Aikikai
· Jim Barnes-sensei, Aikido Hokuryukai
· George Hewson-sensei, Aikido Seishinkai
· Alex Loo-sensei, Aikido Ken­sankai
· Yumi Nakamura-sensei, Aikido Tendokai.

The sem­i­nar was the site of a num­ber of suc­cess­ful grad­ings:
· Ikkyu: Arunas Tamke­vi­cius
· Shodan: Paulston Gna­narat­nam, Scott Helm, Noel Ila­gan,
Chi­hiro Ishi, Jason Metherel
· Nidan: Gary Drum­mond, Alexan­der Zop

Ontario Aikido Fed­er­a­tion Annual Gen­eral Meeting

The annual gen­eral meet­ing of the Ontario Aikido Fed­er­a­tion also took place dur­ing the sem­i­nar week­end. The exec­u­tives elected were Adrian Ili­escu, pres­i­dent; Tina Des­jardins, vice-president and act­ing sec­re­tary; Thomas Lind­sey, trea­surer; and member-at-large Gary Drummond.

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

Recently added infor­ma­tion or impor­tant news will be high­lighted on this main page and also under the News menu.
Most recent infor­ma­tion is at the top of the list.

Please use the DOJO RENEWAL & REGISTRATION form to reg­is­ter with the CAF.

If you have any ideas, sug­ges­tions, or prob­lems with this web­site please email the  with the details.

Contact Info
Cana­dian Aikido Federation
c/o CAF Sec­re­tary
Doug Math­ieu
56 Som­er­set Park SW
Cal­gary, Alberta T2Y 3H4