All members of Aikido Hokuryukai would like to congratulate Yumi Nakamura-sensei on her recent promotion to shihan by Doshu. It is a great honour and a significant milestone in a long Aikido career.
If you are not familiar with the term “shihan,” it is one of the very highest ranks of instructor.
We will take the opportunity of our upcoming Winter Party on Jan. 23 to congratulate her as a group.
We would also like to congratulate our friend George Hewson-sensei of Aikido Seishinkai, who was promoted to shihan at the same time.
With these two promotions, there are now four shihan in the Canadian Aikido Federation: Osamu Obata-sensei of JCCC Aikikai and Ishu Ishiyama-sensei of Vancouver West Aikikai previously received this honour.