Jan Nevelius Shihan

7th Dan Aikikai

September 24-29, 2024

Aikido Seattle is delighted to offer weekday Friendship classes with Jan Nevelius Shihan in addition to a three-day weekend Friendship seminar.

Photo: © Beau Saunders

Photo: © 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.

Weekday Classes

September 24-26

Aikido Seattle
1004 Turner Way E, Seattle, WA 98112

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


Class Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For Tuesday-Thursday evening classes (6:30-8:00), priority registration will be given to 3rd kyu and above.

Please note that the weekday classes are at a different location than the weekend seminar.

Weekend Seminar

September 27-29

Mitchell Activity Center
Seattle Central College
1718 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122

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


Day Time
Friday 6:30 - 8:00 pm Class
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

7:00 pm
Lunch break

Seminar Party
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Class

We will host a party on Saturday night at 7:00 pm for all participants and partners with catered food from a local restaurant. We will share more information closer to the event.



General At the Door
Jun 16
- Sep 15
Sep 16
- Sep 29
Full weekend seminar and all weekday afternoon and evening classes $420 $490 WAITLIST
Full weekend seminar $185 $200 OPEN
All weekday evenings
(6:30-8:00 pm)
$165 $180 WAITLIST
Single weekday afternoon
(4:30-6:00 pm)
$55 $60 WAITLIST

Please note the different registration options for afternoon (4:30-6:00) and evening (6:30-8:00) classes.

You can register for weekday afternoons individually; weekday evening classes are registered as a package.

Registration for individual weekend classes will open during general registration (after Jun 15), as space allows.

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

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

A limited number of seminar scholarships are available. Please consider donating to make these events financially accessible to more people.


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.

In accordance with state and CDC guidelines, vaccination is no longer required and masking is optional.

Refund Policy

Refunds for cancelled registration will be available through August 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.


For the weekend training, there are a lot of good food options for Saturday lunch in walking distance from the training space.

Please join us Saturday night for a catered party. Details to follow.


For the weekend seminar, there is limited pay parking on streets until 8 pm. There is a $15 full-day weekend rate for the following nearby lot:

Seattle Central Community College - Harvard Garage

1609 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 284-3100

More options can be found here:


Mat Moving

On Friday afternoon, starting at 3:00 pm, we will be moving mats from Aikido Seattle to Seattle Central College. If you are available at either end, we would love the help. We should arrive at the College about 4:00 pm

On Sunday following the seminar, we will return mats to Aikido Seattle. We would welcome as much help as is available in doing so. We will leave Seattle Central about 1:00 pm.

Other Logistics

You will not need weapons.

Please wear footwear between locker room and mat.

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

Please hand in your yudansha book by Saturday noon at the registration desk, if you wish it to be signed.

Other West Coast Seminars

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

Following are dates and locations.

Sep 12-15 Truckee Aikido
Sep 17 Two Rock Aikido
Sep 18-19 Aikido of Berkeley
Sep 20-21 Aikido of Tamalpais
Sep 22 Aikido of Santa Cruz