Okanagan Aikikai – Spring Seminar
May 30th and 31st, 2015
The Okanagan Aikikai is pleased to host a Spring Seminar
Kenji Yoshimi Sensei, godan, is a longtime and loyal deshi of Kawahara Sensei who gave him permission to teach weapons during Kawahara Sensei’s summer camps. Currently Osawa Sensei also designated Yoshimi Sensei to teach weapons classes during CAF camps.
Yoshimi Sensei’s teaching THEME is about Connection on many levels. Connecting Kawahara Sensei’s teaching with Osawa Sensei’s teaching. Connecting Kenjitsu weapons training with aikido training. Connecting energy and movement between nage and uke.
130 McCurdy Road (Knights of Columbus Hall), Kelowna BC
Tentative Second location (May 31)
1493 K.L.O. Road (Immaculata Regional High School) Kelowna BC
May 30, Saturday
10 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
May 31, Sunday
10 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
NOTE: Practice location to be determined but tentatively it is at 1493 KLO Road
$60 for 2 days; $40 for one day
Student and unemployed fees are $30 for 2 days; $20 for one day
Billeting and questions:
Pat Olson: email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 250-491-2078
Kelly Purdue: email email@example.com Tel: 250-860-7879
We welcome all aikidoists to participate in our Spring seminar of 2015 in preparation for the CAF June Summer Camp
Yours in Aiki,
Campbell River Seminar with Scott MacPhail & Peter Helmer Senseis
Saturday April 25th & Sunday 26th in Campbell River
Scott MacPhail Sensei will be teaching the the Seminar.
Peter Helmer Sensei will teach the warm-up class on Saturday, and he is teaching the weapons class on Sunday.
Kids are welcome to attend if their instructors feel they are ready. Younger children (10 & under) are welcome to attend the first class each day, older kids may participate in as much of the seminar as their instructors feel they are capable of.
10:00 am Registration 10:30 am – 11:10 am Warm Up Class 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Class 1 Lunch Break 1:15 pm– 2:15 pm Class 2 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm Class 3 3:30 pm Kyu Grading
10:00 am – 11:15 am Class 1 11:30 am – 12:45 am Class 2 (Weapons)
Working Adults Non-Working/ Students Saturday $45 $30 Sunday $25 $20 Both Days $60 $40
Kids 10 & under $10 for 1 day or $15 for both.
The Seminar will be held at the Campbell River Judo Club at 450B Merecroft Rd.
It is behind the Campbell River Youth Soccer Association & across the street from Christian Life Fellowship. Links to Maps & street-view image of the dojo:
There will be a pot-luck dinner / social gathering to follow, details will be provided at the seminar.
Comfort Inn: $102/night based on up to 4 people per room (2 queen beds). $10 extra per person beyond 4. (brand new – opens about 3 weeks before the seminar)
Best Western: $98/night based on 4 occupants.
Billets can also be made available, with enough notice, to those who need them. Please contact Mike at 250-204-2177.
Aikido Seminar and Demonstrations by Senior Instructors
Saturday May 2, 2015
To honour the Founder of Aikido: Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)
Jericho Hill Gym, 4196 West 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC.
From 3:30 to 5pm Instructors (2nd to 7th degree black belts) from various Aikido clubs in B.C. will demonstrate their art reflecting their 15 to 50 years of training and teaching.
The Demonstration is open to the public and there is no fee for spectators.
It will be at the Jericho Hill Gym, 4196 West 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC.
Free parking available.
Ishu Ishiyama, 7 dan Shihan will conduct the training seminar of 3 classes at the Jericho Hill Gym, 4196
West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Registration starts at 11:30 Classes at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm
Children welcome to join the 2:30 class
Fees for participants:
Full seminar: $30, $20 students or $15 per class,
Seminar with Ishiyama Shihan, 7th Dan
April 18th, 2015 – University of Victoria
Victoria Aikikai is pleased to invite you to a one day seminar with Ishiyama Shihan, 7th Dan, to be held at the University of Victoria on April 18th.
Dance Studio (note the change), McKinnon Gym building, Victoria, BC
Saturday, April 18th
11:00 – 12:00 1st Class
12:15 – 1:15 2nd Class
1:30 – 2:30 3rd Class
2:45 – Testing
Seminar: $35.00 ($25.00 for students)
Per class:$12.00 ($10.00 for students)
James Paul Martin Memorial Grant and Annual Seminar
Paul Martin Sensei, a previous president of BCAF and a senior member of the British Columbia and Canadian Aikido community passed away August 25, 2012.
Paul greatly influenced many students and to honor the his memory East Van Aikikai, with the blessing and support of Paul’s family and close friends, has established The James Paul Martin Memorial Grant and Annual Seminar.
The grant will go to the art therapy program at Admiral Seymour Elementary School in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Paul greatly enjoyed drawing and cartooning; it was a therapeutic, creative outlet for him, and this annual grant will allow Paul’s legacy to live on for generations of deserving children.
In support of this initiative, Joel Posluns of North Vancouver Aikikai,121
East 1st Street, will host the 1st annual seminar at their dojo to help raise funds for the grant.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:15pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm
$30 for whole seminar
$12 a class.
Tony Hind, 6th dan
North Vancouver Aikikai,
121 East 1st Street
The more we raise will allow us to offer more support to the program and help more children. To that effect, we encourage dojos and members across Canada who are unable to attend and wish to contribute to hold their own event in Paul’s memory or simply contribute.
Please send contributions by May 15th to:
Seymour Elementary School
c/o Nathalie Patel
#20-1110 Odlum Drive
The funds raised will be presented to Admiral Seymour School on May 29th.
We will announce the amount and contributor’s names by email at that time.
The principal of the school is very appreciative and has assured us that 100% of the grant money will be put towards the art therapy program. He has invited us to come by anytime to visit and observe the program.
Paul would have been very happy to have seen these vulnerable students, many of whom are dealing with mental health issues, receive this kind of care and help. Regardless of dojo location or organization affiliation, this is an excellent opportunity for members of the Canadian Aikido community to join together and use our collective strength to contribute to this excellent cause.
East Van Aikikai