See the event photos by Joe Chase Photography here.
The seminar was led by Donovan Waite Shihan, 7th Dan, Chief Instructor of Aikido of Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Member of the Technical Committee of the United States Aikido Federation. The seminar was held at St. Bonaventure’s College Campus (in the Aula Maxima), one of the oldest College schools in eastern Canada.
Members of all local Aikido dojos, both USAF and CAF, were in attendance and participated in this annual event. The seminar was subsidized by Fudoshin Aikikai and was coordinated in partnership with the 510 Lions Royal Canadian Air Force Cadet Squadron. Cost of the entire seminar was was subsidized by Fudoshin Aikikai to insure that one and all could attend such a momentous Aikido event in St. John’s, under the leadership of a celebrated international Aikido shihan, Donovan Waite Sensei.
The seminar was coordinated by Bill McDonald and Colette Philips, with the leadership input of Kevin McDonald, dojo-cho of Fudoshin Aikikai. The seminar was, among others, one of the most successful Aikido seminars of recent years in Newfoundland.
Donovan Waite Shihan is scheduled to revisit Newfoundland next March, 2012 to lead this annual seminar hosted by Fudoshin Aikikai.