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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

Victoria Aikikai - 40th Anniversary
On behalf of the Executive of the Canadian Aikido Federation, its members, and active participants. I wish to congratulate the Victoria Aikikai on its 40th anniversary. I would also like to thank the Victoria Aikikai, its instructors​, and its current and past members for their substantial contribution to Aikido in Canada.

Thank you, and congratulations,
David Yates,
President, CAF


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.

2016 - Full Circle Aikikai Seminar, Saturday May 28, 2016
2016 - Vancouver West Aikikai Fall Seminar, Sep. 10-11, 2016
2016 - 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

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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.

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