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Aikido Seminar


Elson Olea Shihan

June 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2024

We invite you to join us for an Aikido seminar with Elson Olea Sensei of Chile. The seminar will take place at our dojo on Montreal's South Shore. All are welcome!

About our guest

Elson Olea, 54 years old, is an Aikido teacher holding the degree of 6th dan and the title of Shihan. He is a student of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan (8th dan). Beginning his training at the age of 7 and earning his 1st dan in 1988, he is one of the pioneers of Aikido in Chile. He began his direct relationship with Yamada Sensei in 1998. Throughout his long career, he has participated in many international seminars with great teachers and exponents of Aikido. He has conducted seminars and classes in Chile and across the Americas. Elson is the founder and technical director of Aikido Nampou Dojo Santiago (1998) and Nampou Dojo Coyhaique (2021). He also serves as the president and technical director of the Sansuikai Chile Federation.


Montérégie Aikikai

2295 rue Joliette, Longueuil, Québec J4K4Z7


Friday 6:30-8 pm

Saturday 11 am-1 pm,

3-5 pm

Sunday 11 am-1 pm


Full Seminar 125 CAD

Friday 55 CAD

Saturday 100 CAD

Sunday 55 CAD

Advance (and same-day) registration is available here on our website. To register within Canada, send an Interac transfer to . Otherwise, you may use a credit card. For on-site registrations, please bring your payment in cash.

Scholarships are available. If you wish to benefit from a scholarship or contribute financial aid, please inquire here.

Questions? Contact us!


A dinner party is organized for Saturday night. Please indicate if you wish to join when completing your seminar registration, or email us. Limited availability, so sign up without delay!



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I'm not a member of the USAF. Can I attend the seminar? Yes. Our public events are open to students of any Aikido affiliation.

I'm not able to practice right now. Can I come and watch? Yes. If you are unable to practice but wish to observe, we request that you make a donation towards the seminar. Thanks for your interest and support!

I will be arriving a couple of days early. Would it be OK to join you for practice before the seminar? Yes. Please inform us in advance and include your name, your grade, the name of your instructor, and the classes that you wish to attend.

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