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Ulf Evenas Shihan Seminar - Canberra 2022
Ulf Evenas Shihan Seminar - Canberra 2022

Ulf Evenas Shihan Seminar - Canberra 2022

Very exciting opportunity to receive instruction from a great Master of Aikido!!! Ulf Evenås Shihan (7th dan Aikikai) is one of the most qualified and experienced Aikido instructors in the world, having conducted more than 800 seminars in over 25 different countries. Welcome back Sensei!

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Date & Location

15 Apr 2022, 10:00 am – 18 Apr 2022, 3:00 pm

CGGS JUNIOR School Hall, 24 Grey St, Deakin ACT 2600

About The Event


Ulf Evenås Shihan will teach Takemusu Aikido as he learned directly for 29 years as a close student of Morihiro Saito Shihan, emphasising the connection between Taijutsu and Bukiwaza.

We are very proud and grateful to host Ulf Evenås Shihan in Canberra!

Please READ MORE for important seminar information relating to possible Venue Change, Numbers Limits, Timetable, Registration Process, Accommodation, Covid-19 Safety and Cancellation Policy.


After training Karate, Ulf Evenås started Aikido in 1968 and Iwama Takemusu Aikido in 1969. He became an uchi-deshi for the first time in Iwama, for six months, under Morihiro Saito Shihan in 1973, followed by many more visits to Iwama, and seminars.

Ulf Sensei stayed as a close and loyal student of Morihiro Saito Shihan for 29 years. Morihiro Saito Shihan awarded Ulf Sensei his 6th dan, appointed him as Shihan and his personal representative in 1992, and 7th dan in 2001. Ulf Sensei also has full teacher certification (mokuroku) in ken and jo, and the authorisation to give ranks.

Ulf Evenås received the Aikikai Shihan title on January 14, 2007, and the 7th dan on January 12, 2008, by Aikikai Doshu Moriteru Ueshiha.  He received the highest decoration in Swedish Sports – the Swedish Sports Confederations Merit in Gold, in 2015. He received an award from the Russian Union of Martial Arts for “high activity level, and great personal contribution in the development of the martial arts in Russia” (2016), the Swedish Budo & Martial Federations (SB&K) highest medal (2010), and the SB&K award “Traditional Martial Artist of the year” (2014). Ulf Sensei also received an award from the Romanian Government “for the development of Aikido” in 2016, and in 2017 an Honorary Diploma from Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation.

Ulf Evenås serves as the International Aikido Federations (IAF) representing Shihan, instructor and demonstrator in major events such as IAF's Congress and World Combat Games.

Ulf Sensei is a co-founder of Gothenburg Aikido Club, where he currently is the head instructor. He is also a member of the Swedish Aikikai Grading Committee. 


This seminar is open to everyone (age 13+) who is keen to take up this amazing opportunity!   If aged 13 - 17 years, you will need a recommendation from your Sensei and Indemnity forms signed by a Parent/Guardian.

ALL particpants will be required to complete Indemnity forms, and meet the Covid-safe requirements outlined below.


SEMINAR: CGGS (Canberra Girls Grammar School) JUNIOR school hall.  

PLEASE NOTE: the CORRECT ADDRESS is 24 Grey St, Deakin.  Please do NOT go to the Senior School!!!

GRADINGS (Tuesday 19th): Aikilife Dojo - Level 1, 3 Dundas Court, Phillip.

TIMETABLE: (may Change)

* Friday 15th: Seminar Checkin from 10:00am, Keiko (training) 10:30 - 5:00 with 2.0 hours lunch break. A light 'welcome lunch' will be available for pre-purchase.

* Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th: Keiko (training) from 9:30am - 4:45pm with 2:45 hours lunch break, free time.

* Monday 18th:  Keiko (training) from 9:30am - 3:00pm with 1.5 hours lunch break.  A light 'farewell lunch' will be available for pre-purchase.

You are encouraged to join us for lunch at CGGS on the Friday and Monday because there will not be as much time on these days to go off-site for lunch.

* Please note that the schedule may change depending on the Covid and Weather situation.  

* If you are involved with the Dan Gradings, please ask your Sensei about the timing for your Grading.

Due to Covid considerations (minimising 'inside' time), 

* Bukiwaza classes will be held OUTSIDE, weather permitting.  Please bring appropriate footwear and jackets, it can be cold in Canberra!

* QR-code 'Checkin' each day will be in the covered area under the hall, the 'undercroft'.  You may arrive from 30 mintues before the Start time.  

* During lunch breaks, we encourage you to eat outside, so the Hall we be closed from 15 minutes after the Morning session until 15 minutes before the afternoon session. There are under-cover outdoor areas where you can relax during the lunch break.


Your early registration is much appreciated.  You will be asked to pay by Credit Card when you Check Out. 


* Welcome Dinner: Thursday 14th 7:00pm $40 Chinese Banquet, Ginseng restaurant, Hellenic Club, 1 Matilda St, Woden. (dessert not included, it can be purchased as extra on the night).

* Sayonara Party:  Sunday 17th 7:00pm $33 Japanese Bento Box & Dessert.  Aikilife Dojo - Level 1, 3 Dundas Court, Phillip.


Friday and Monday lunch breaks will be shorter, we are therefore making it easy for you to relax and enjoy your lunch at the Seminar Venue.

* Welcome Lunch: Friday 15th at CGGS: $8 light lunch

* Farewell Lunch: Monday 18th at CGGS: $9 light lunch

* Grading Lunch: Tuesday 19th at Aikilife Dojo: $15 light lunch

Book Now for these Seminar Gathering Events!  Go to the 'Seminar Extras' page.  You will be asked to pay by Credit Card when you Check Out.  Remember to include dietary requirements! (You will be asked for this after you click 'Checkout').

Family members are most welcome to join us for all seminar lunches and dinners.  Just up the number on your booking!


This is a Covid-safe seminar.  We all need to keep Ulf Sensei and our fellow participants safe.

* Our Covid-safe plan is being developed by our resident Doctor, Steve.  You can be confident that it will be a sound and appropriate plan.

* All participants MUST be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, with the expectation you will have had a booster dose also if eligible.

* You will be asked to show your Covid vaccination certificate.  Please email to Dr Steve (address will be given on your registration confirmation email) when you register, or by 28 March if you don’t have it handy now.  Dr Steve is the only person who will see this information. As a registered doctor, he will adhere to all relevant privacy codes.  If you prefer to show it but not email it, please email Steve to let him know this, so that we don't follow you up for this information.

* Covid-safety rules mandated by the ACT government and Venue at the time will apply as MINIMUM safety standards.

* Pre-seminar PCR Covid-negative tests and/or Daily RAT tests during the seminar may be required depending on the situation at the time.  Watch this space.

* DAILY QR code Checkin, including Confirmation that you have done a Negative RAT within the last 5 hours, WILL be required by participants and spectators.

* Covid-positive participants are not permitted to attend.  Seminar Fees will be refunded fully for days missed (pro-rata).

* Masks will not be required during training (unless mandated).  Spectators may be required to wear masks.

* A Covid-safe plan will be distributed closer to the seminar date, which will be influenced by considerations relevant at that time.


Please note: If the Covid or Ukraine situation at the time means that we need to cancel the seminar, All Registration Fees will be fully refunded.  Fingers crossed that this will not happen!


Closest area to the Venue for accommodation will be Inner South and the Woden/Phillip area.  If you have a car, nothing is too far away in Canberra! 

HOTELS: (times to Seminar Venue CGGS, 24 Grey St, from Google)

* Forrest (4 minutes) : Forrest Hotel & Apartments 30 National Cct, Forrest 02 6203 4300

* Curtin (6 minutes): Statesman Hotel 14 Theodore Streets, Curtin 02 6281 1777

* Woden (8minutes): Abode Wode 10 Bowes St, Woden 02 6108 4950 (possibly a bit more expensive)

* Narrabundah (9 minutes) : Canberra Ibis Styles 203 Goyder St, Narrabundah 02 6295 2944.  Many thanks to Adelaide dojo who have organised these discount rates for seminar participants:

1 Bed / up to 2 people - $100pn  (“Standard Queen”)

2 Beds (1 King & 1 Single) / up to 3 people - $110pn (“Superior King“)

2 Bed (2 Queens) / up to 4 people - $120pn (“Superior Queen”)

4 Beds (1 Queen, 1 Single, 1 Bunk) up to 5 people - $125pn(“Family Room”)

For bookings, mention you are with the “ATARi” group and keep an eye on the rates above to be sure.


* Closest to CGGS: Deakin, Forrest, Yarralumla.  Surrounding suburbs: Barton, Kingston, Red Hill, Hughes, Garran, Curtin, Lyons, Woden, Phillip.  

* Across the bridge (inner north) Civic, Barton, Campbell, O'Connor, Turner & Ainslie are also reasonably close.  

* Moving east you may like to consider Narrabundah or Fyshwick.

* Weston to the west is a little further but also good. 

Nothing in Canberra is too far.  For proximity to Venue, inner south or Woden/Phillip is best.  Swinger Hill, Chifley, Mawson, Isaacs, Torrens, Pearce, O'Malley & Farrer are also suburbs within the Woden/Phillip area.  

BILLETS: a few spots are available staying with Canberra Dojo members.  Contact Hayley if you are interested.  Email address will be provided on your Registration confirmation.


Please let Hayley know if you would like Airport Transfers.


If you would like further information, please contact Ann, Steve or Hayley as appropriate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra!

Ann & Aikilife Dojo members :-)


  • Full 4 day Seminar $360

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  • Single Day - Fri 15th $120

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  • Single Day - Sat 16th $120

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  • Single Day - Sun 17th $120

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  • Single Day - Mon 18th $120

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