We currently require proof of COVID vaccination (see policy).

Jan Nevelius Shihan

7th Dan Aikikai

Seattle, October 16-22, 2023

© 2023 Beau Saunders

Jan Nevelius Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai, is based at Vanadis Aikido Dojo in Stockholm, Sweden and has practiced Aikido for over 40 years. His main teachers are Endo Shihan and Tissier Shihan. He has also trained with, and has been strongly influenced by, Osawa Shihan and Hermansson Shihan. Nevelius Sense emphasizes connection, soft ukemi, and an approach to Aikido as never-ending research.

Aikido Seattle is delighted to offer a full week of Aikido with Jan Nevelius Shihan. Nevelius Shihan will share his continuously evolving Aikido in a series of weekday friendship classes followed by a weekend friendship seminar

Weekday Friendship Classes

October 16-19, 2023

These special weekday, pre-seminar friendship classes are for students who are interested in going deeper into the practice taught by Nevelius Shihan.


Day Time Location
Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm Two Cranes Aikido
Tuesday - Thursday
4:30 - 6:00 pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Aikido Seattle

On weeknights after the evening class, you are invited to join us at a local restaurant for dinner.

Weekend Friendship Seminar

October 20-22, 2023

The weekend friendship seminar is open to all styles, affiliations, and ranks.


Day Time
Friday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The weekend seminar will tentatively be held at Seattle Central College's Mitchell Activity Center.

Dan testing will take place Saturday 11:45 am - 12:30 pm; seminar participants are welcome to watch.

A seminar dinner will take place on Saturday night. More details to come.


General At the Door
Jul 17
- Oct 15
Oct 16
- Oct 22
Full weekend seminar $185 $200 OPEN
Monday evening only
(6:30-8:00 pm)
$45 $50 OPEN
Single weekday afternoon
(4:30-6:00 pm)
$45 $50 WAITLIST
All weekday classes and weekend seminar $430 $450 WAITLIST
All weekday classes (afternoons and evenings) $290 $320 WAITLIST
All weekday evenings
(6:30-8:00 pm)
$185 $200 WAITLIST

Space for weekday classes is limited; please register early to secure a spot.

Each registration package is for a single person and cannot be shared.

Please add options to your cart, create a separate sign-in for each person and pay for each person separately.

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Providing a culture of safe practice is paramount to us. For that reason, we limit the size of classes to ensure sufficient mat space for attendees.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or negative covid test) is currently required. Masking is optional. We may adjust the vaccination policy as conditions evolve.

Refund Policy

Refunds for cancelled registration will be available through September 4; after that, refunds will be available if we can fill your spot from our waitlist.

Refunds for cancelled registrations will be subject to a 10% cancellation charge.


We can make some sleeping arrangements for out-of-town guests. Please contact us at [email protected].

The Silver Cloud Hotel (Broadway) is convenient for the weekend seminar at Seattle Central College and not too far from Aikido Seattle dojo, though we also suggest checking AirBnB and other vacation rental sites.


You will not need weapons.

You may arrange daytime practice with other attendees at Aikido Seattle (Tue-Thu).

Other West Coast Seminars

Nevelius Shihan will be at the following dojos as part of a West Coast Friendship Seminar tour.

Oct 7-8 Aikido of Santa Cruz
Oct 10 Aikido of Livermore
Oct 11-12 Aikido of Berkeley
Oct 13-15 Aikido of Tamalpais