Past and future events


Christmas Break

Our last class of the year will be on Tuesday, December 15. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 5.

Merry Christmas everyone!

August Break

The last class in the summer semester will be on Tuesday, August 18. We will then take a break before resuming our normal Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday schedule on September 8.

Congratulations John!

On June 25, John passed his Nidan test with Osawa Sensei at the CAF Summer Camp in Toronto. Esteban helped out as uke. Congratulations John! Some pictures from camp can be seen below. Thanks to Shugyo Dojo for the permission to use these photos.

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The Newfoundland and Nova Scotia contingents (minus Jolanta) with Osawa Sensei.

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John in action.

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Jolanta with Nakamura Sensei.

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Esteban working on kokyu dosa.

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Antonina in action.

Congratulations Tak, Matt and Haakon!

Our seminar with Yumi Nakamura Sensei and Fran Turner Sensei was a big success with some fantastic teaching. A big thanks to these two wonderful teachers. Also thanks to the Aikido Institute of Newfoundland and Fudoshin Aikikai for their strong support (see seminar picture below for those who where there on Saturday afternoon). Finally congratulations to Tak Mori, Haakon Webber-Windsor and Matt Middleton who respectively did very nice tests for shodan, 1st kyu and 2nd kyu. Good work everyone!

Saturday afternoon at the seminar. Photo credit: Matt Middleton.

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From left to right: Ivan, Fran Sensei, Yumi Sensei and Chin Sensi. Photo credit: Colette Phillips

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Fran Sensei teaching with Esteban as uke. Photo credit: Colette Phillips

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Yumi Sensei teaching with Esteban as uke. Photo credit: Colette Phillips

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Matt testing with Haakon as uke. Photo credit: Colette Phillips

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Haakon testing with John as uke. Photo credit: Colette Phillips

Spring Seminar with Nakamura AND Turner Sensei!

We are delighted to announce that our Spring Seminar (May 1-3) will feature two of the most senior instructors of the Canadian Aikido Federation: Yumi Nakamura Sensei and Fran Turner Sensei. Nakamura Sensei (6th dan) is the chief instructor of Aikido Tendokai (Toronto) and Turner Sensei (6th dan) is the founder of Aikido Shugyo Dojo. They are both fantastic teachers who combine technical expertise with great Aikido spirit.
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This seminar will also mark the 30th year of training for one of MUN Aikido's instructors: Ivan Booth. Both he and other members of our club have been very fortunate to receive many years of instruction and guidance from these inspirational teachers.
The seminar will take place over three days from May 1 to May 3. All classes will take place in our dojo at the St. John's Martial Arts Centre (21 Mews Place). The tentative schedule is:
Friday (May 1): 7:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday (May 2): 10:00am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Sunday (May 3): 10:00am-12:30pm

Turner and Nakamura Sensei will each teach classes on all days. We will have a supper on Saturday night at which everyone is welcome. Details to follow.

Regular: $70/weekend or Friday $20/Saturday $45/Sunday $20 Students: $50/weekend or Friday $15/Saturday $30/Sunday $15

The poster can be found