CAF Seminar – October 2016 – Montreal

2016 — CAF Fall Seminar in Montreal

Wel­come to the 2016 Cana­dian Aikido Fed­er­a­tion Fall Sem­i­nar, hosted by Agatsu Aïkido de Mon­tréal. This is the first time that the CAF Fall Sem­i­nar is held in Mon­treal, and we’re look­ing for­ward to meet­ing and train­ing with aiki­doka from across the country.


The sem­i­nar will be held from Fri­day, Octo­ber 28th to Sun­day, Octo­ber 30th, 2016. Sched­ule specifics are as follow:





Fri­day — Octo­ber 28th 6pm — 8pm Class — Osawa Sen­sei Aïkido de la montagne
Sat­ur­day — Octo­ber 29th 9am — 10am Class — Hew­son Sensei Col­lège Brébeuf
10am — 12am Class — Osawa Sen­sei
12am — 2pm Lunch break On your own
2pm — 4pm Class — Osawa Sen­sei Col­lège Brébeuf
4:14pm — 6pm Grad­ings
7:30pm — 10pm Din­ner TBD
Sun­day — Octo­ber 30th 10am — 11am Class — TBA Col­lège Brébeuf
11am — 1pm Class — Osawa Sen­sei


Aïkido de la Montagne


3724 avenue Du Parc
Mon­tréal (QC)  H2X 2J1

Google Map: Aïkido de la Montagne

Col­lège Jean-de-Brébeuf / Pavil­lon Coutu


5635 Decelles
Mon­tréal (QC)  H3T 1W4

Google Map: Col­lège Jean-de-Brébeuf


You may reg­is­ter online, by mail, or in per­son at the sem­i­nar. Early reg­is­tra­tion will ben­e­fit from a dis­counted rate. Onsite reg­is­tra­toin will begin Fri­day at 5:30pm, Sat­ur­day from 8am, and Sun­day from 9am.

You can reg­is­ter online here.

Please mail your reg­is­tra­tion form, waiver and pay­ment to the fol­low­ing address:

Agatsu aikido de Mon­tréal
Mar­cel Lav­i­gne
7063 Sagard Street
QC  H2E 2S4*protected email*<o:p></o:p></span>

Early reg­is­tra­tion

Com­plete your reg­is­tra­tion by Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 15th, 2016 to avail your­self of a dis­count on reg­u­lar rate.


Juniors* and Seniors*

3 days :



2 days :



Late or onsite registration


Juniors* and Seniors*

3 days :



2 days :



1 day :










* Juniors

16 years old and younger

* Seniors

60 years old and older


Refunds for can­cel­la­tions will be made via the same method as the pay­ment, Pay­Pal, Visa or cheque. For can­cel­la­tions on or before Octo­ber 15th, 2016, 10% will be retained to cover com­mis­sions and costs. After this date, 25% will be retained.


We sug­gest the Mar­riott Res­i­dence Inn West­mount hotel for overnight stays.


2170 Lin­coln Avenue, Mon­tréal, H3H 2N5


514 935‑9224

1 800 678‑6323


Pref­er­en­tial rates for CAF Fall Sem­i­nar par­tic­i­pants are as follow:

Stu­dio, Twin size or Queen size bed:

159$ / night + taxes

One-room Suite, Queen size bed
(2 addi­tional per­son can sleep on hide-a-bed):

179$ / night + taxes

One-room Suite, Two Twin size beds:

189$ / night + taxes

Addi­tional information:

The rates are for sin­gle or dou­ble occu­pan­cies and include access to a break­fast buf­fet and a high-speed Inter­net access and other ser­vices. Rooms are for a max­i­mum of 2 per­sons in Stu­dios and 4 per­sons in suites. A sur­charge of $20/person/night will be required for occu­pan­cies over 2 persons.

Indi­vid­u­als inter­ested in book­ing a room at Mar­riott Res­i­dence Inn West­mount must con­tact the front desk (514 935‑9224 or 1 800 678‑6323) and state that they are part of the “Agatsu Aïkido” event to ben­e­fit from pref­er­en­tial rates. Every reser­va­tion must be made with by credit card. Book­ing must be com­pleted before Sep­tem­ber 27th, 2016 in order to ben­e­fit from pref­er­en­tial rates.





Can­cel­la­tions are accepted up to 48h prior to check-in on the day of arrival.

Low-price Option

We sug­gest Ter­rasse Royale to cater to your accom­mo­da­tion needs at a smaller price.


5225 Côte des Neiges, Mon­tréal, H3T 1Y1


514 739‑6391


If you wish to enquire about couch­surf­ing with Mon­treal aiki­doka, write to Alexan­drine Martineau–Gagné:*protected email*.


Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 29th — lunch time

Numer­ous restau­rants are walk­ing dis­tance from the dojo. A list of restau­rants will be avail­able at the front desk.

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 29th — dinner


Test­ing for yudan­sha grades

Test­ing for yudan­sha grades, shodan through yon­dan, will be held on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 29th, 2016, start­ing at 4:15pm. All test can­di­dates must be reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants in the CAF, with their dues paid up. Read care­fully the fol­low­ing procedure:

Yudan­sha Test Application

Instruc­tors must sup­ply the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion on each and every test can­di­date in the body of a plain-text e-mail:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Test­ing rank
  • Date of last test (for shodan candidates)
  • Date of issuance of last yudan­sha grade (for nidan, san­dan, and yon­dan candidates)
  • Days of prac­tice since last test
  • Dojo name
  • Sen­sei name
  • Optional infor­ma­tion


  • The candidate’s name should be as it appears on the dojo list from the CAF.
  • Days since last test refers to the num­ber of days that you have prac­tised; adjust that to include the expected addi­tional days of prac­tice you will have by the test date.
  • Com­ple­men­tary infor­ma­tion may be sup­plied, such as regard­ing phys­i­cal limitations.
  • The candidate’s sen­sei should sub­mit the com­pleted Dan Test form. Oth­er­wise, the can­di­date may sub­mit it with his/her sensei’s permission.

Dead­line for Application

The Dan test appli­ca­tion must be received by the Chair­per­son of the Exam­i­na­tion Com­mit­tee, Yumi Naka­mura, by Sep­tem­ber 28th, 2016.

  • Send the Dan test appli­ca­tion e-mail to Yumi Naka­mura at
  • Copy the CAF Sec­re­tary, Dou­glas Math­ieu,
  • Copy the Sem­i­nar Coor­di­na­tor, Mar­cel Lav­i­gne,

Other nec­es­sary forms

All can­di­dates must fill in the fol­low­ing two forms and then print and sign them and sub­mit them to the Camp Coor­di­na­tor with the test fee at the start of sum­mer camp.

  • CAF Appli­ca­tion for Promotion
  • Hombu Appli­ca­tion for Test

Two addi­tional forms are required for shodan candidates:

  • Hombu Appli­ca­tion to Join Aikikai
  • Hombu Appli­ca­tion for Yudan­sha Book

The Forms are fil­l­able PDFs. Acro­bat Reader seems to work best for these fil­l­able PDF files.

  • The Coor­di­na­tor will only accept forms from can­di­dates cleared by the Exam­i­na­tion Committee.
  • All forms must be type­writ­ten with no hand­writ­ing except for signatures.
  • Where an instructor’s sig­na­ture is required, your cur­rent instruc­tor must sign, except for dojo chief instruc­tors, who must get a sig­na­ture from a mem­ber of the Exam­i­na­tion Committee.


Can­di­dates must pay non-refundable exam­i­na­tion fee of 30$. Pay­ment of exam­i­na­tion fee must be sub­mit­ted in advance of test­ing with the nec­es­sary forms.

After announce­ment of a suc­cess­ful test, the pro­mo­tion fee must be paid to Doug Math­ieu, the CAF sec­re­tary, or Yumi Naka­mura, chair of the exam com­mit­tee, before you leave the camp. The pro­mo­tion fee varies with dan level, see the CAF web­site for details.

Both fees are payable by cash or cheque made out to Cana­dian Aikido Fed­er­a­tion. (No credit card will be accepted.) Please antic­i­pate that your pay­ment might be required at the sem­i­nar fol­low­ing the announce­ment of a suc­cess­ful test.


Can­di­dates expect­ing to test can with­draw at any time before the day of the test. How­ever, they should inform as soon as possible:

  • the Exam­i­na­tion Com­mit­tee Chair (Yumi Naka­mura),
  • the CAF Sec­re­tary (Doug Math­ieu) and
  • the sem­i­nar coor­di­na­tor (Mar­cel Lav­i­gne)

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