Dec
15
Sat
8:45am—9:30am
Kids 6 yrs old + [Mounji]
Dec 15 @ 08:45 – 09:30
8:45am—9:30am<br>Kids 6 yrs old + [Mounji]

For kids 6 years old and over.

Mohamed Mounji started practicing aikido in 1989 at the age of 26, at the University of Montréal where Aïkido de la Montagne posted instructors (Pascal Tachereau and Pierre Fortin among others).

A year later he began attending the dojo to follow more closely the teachings of Claude Berthiaume. Since then, his only prolonged absence has been during his time in the Emirates en 2003 – 04 where Aïkido Al-Ain welcomed him as an invited instructor.

In 1995 Claude Berthiaume put him in charge of the Kids Aikido program. With K Onishi and others, he is among a team who take to heart the development of our young practitioners.

9:30am—10:30am
Kids Yellow Stripe + [Mounji]
Dec 15 @ 09:30 – 10:30
9:30am—10:30am<br>Kids Yellow Stripe + [Mounji]

For kids 7 years old and over.

Mohamed Mounji started practicing aikido in 1989 at the age of 26, at the University of Montréal where Aïkido de la Montagne posted instructors (Pascal Tachereau and Pierre Fortin among others).

A year later he began attending the dojo to follow more closely the teachings of Claude Berthiaume. Since then, his only prolonged absence has been during his time in the Emirates en 2003 – 04 where Aïkido Al-Ain welcomed him as an invited instructor.

In 1995 Claude Berthiaume put him in charge of the Kids Aikido program. With K Onishi and others, he is among a team who take to heart the development of our young practitioners.

10:30am—11:15am
Kids Green Stripe + [Mounji]
Dec 15 @ 10:30 – 11:15
10:30am—11:15am<br>Kids Green Stripe + [Mounji]

For kids with green belt and over.

Mohamed Mounji started practicing aikido in 1989 at the age of 26, at the University of Montréal where Aïkido de la Montagne posted instructors (Pascal Tachereau and Pierre Fortin among others).

A year later he began attending the dojo to follow more closely the teachings of Claude Berthiaume. Since then, his only prolonged absence has been during his time in the Emirates en 2003 – 04 where Aïkido Al-Ain welcomed him as an invited instructor.

In 1995 Claude Berthiaume put him in charge of the Kids Aikido program. With K Onishi and others, he is among a team who take to heart the development of our young practitioners.

11:30am—12:30pm
Aikido Beginner [David]
Dec 15 @ 11:30 – 12:30
11:30am—12:30pm<br>Aikido Beginner [David]

Jean-René is introduced to aikido in 1993 by Alain Davidson at the Universty of Montreal’s CEPSUM. He quickly joins the ranks of Aikido de la montagne. He receives his black belt in 1998 and is promoted to Yondan (4th dan) in 2011.

He has been taught by Sensei Claude Berthiaume and the senior instructors of the dojo for over twenty years. For ten years he attended numerous seminars by Kanai Sensei. Today he continues to perfect his skills by attending seminars by Yamada Sensei and other masters from Japan, North America and Europe.

12:30pm—1:30pm
Aikido [Berthiaume]
Dec 15 @ 12:30 – 13:30
12:30pm—1:30pm<br>Aikido [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.

In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor).

1:45pm—2:45pm
Iaido [Lefebvre / Bourguoin]
Dec 15 @ 13:45 – 14:45
1:45pm—2:45pm<br>Iaido [Lefebvre / Bourguoin]

Catherine Lefebvre started iaido in 2000 at the Aikikai of Universite Laval, Quebec, and then joined the Aikido de la Montagne in 2013.

She currently holds the rank of sandan in iaido.

She also practices aikido since 1999 and has the rank of nidan. She participates in numerous seminars of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and the Kiyoikaze Iaido Federation.

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Liliane Bourgouin is a Physical education teacher and holder of a diploma from the National Circus School, Liliane began her practice of Aikido in 2002 and iaido in 2004.

She is currently ranked 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) in Aikido and a 3rd degree black belt (Sandan) in iaido.

Dec
16
Sun
8:45am—9:30am
Kids 6 yrs old + [Onishi/Caceres]
Dec 16 @ 08:45 – 09:30

For kids 6 years old and over.

9:30am—10:15am
Kids Orange Stripe + [Onishi/Caceres]
Dec 16 @ 09:30 – 10:15
10:30am—12:00pm
Aikido [Pham]
Dec 16 @ 10:30 – 12:00
12:00—1:00pm
Aikido Weapons [Caceres]
Dec 16 @ 12:00 – 13:00
4:15pm—5:00pm
Kids mini 4—6 yrs old [Mounji]
Dec 16 @ 16:15 – 17:00
5:15pm—6:00pm
Kids mini 4—6 yrs old [Mounji]
Dec 16 @ 17:15 – 18:00
Dec
17
Mon
6:45am—7:45am
Aikido [Onishi]
Dec 17 @ 06:45 – 07:45
12:00pm—1:00pm
Aikido [Mercier]
Dec 17 @ 12:00 – 13:00
4:15pm—5:15pm
Kids 6 yrs old + [Bourguoin/Baker]
Dec 17 @ 16:15 – 17:15

For kids 6 years old and over.

5:30pm—6:30pm
Iaido [Berthiaume]
Dec 17 @ 17:30 – 18:30
5:30pm—6:30pm<br>Iaido [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.

In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor)

6:30pm—8:00pm
Aikido [Berthiaume]
Dec 17 @ 18:30 – 20:00
6:30pm—8:00pm<br>Aikido [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.

In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor).

Dec
18
Tue
6:00pm—7:30pm
Aikido Beginners [Berthiaume]
Dec 18 @ 18:00 – 19:30
6:00pm—7:30pm<br>Aikido Beginners [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.
In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor).

7:30pm—8:30pm
Aikido [Saad]
Dec 18 @ 19:30 – 20:30
7:30pm—8:30pm<br>Aikido [Saad]

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ~Morihei Ueshiba

The practice of aikido and all the pleasure it brings has been part of his life since the age of 17. Since then he has continued learning thanks to great senseis, but also thanks to the multitude of partners who have helped him evolve on a daily basis.

He received his black belt from Massimo Nicolaci di Villadorata. Further studies with Yamada sensei, Kanai sensei, Tamura sensei, Chiba sensei, Kono sensei and many others left their mark on him.

More than forty years of practice and thirty five years of teaching has cultivated a real feeling of gratitude towards O’sensei, the founder of this admirable martial art and towards all the people who have kept it alive. Particularly towards Claude Berthiaume who Robert is proud to call a friend for more than forty years.

Robert Saad sensei received his title of Shihan on January 1st 2013 and the rank of 7th dan on January 1st 2014.

Dec
19
Wed
6:45am—7:45am
Aikido [tba]
Dec 19 @ 06:45 – 07:45
4:15pm—5:15pm
Kids 6 yrs old + [Davies]
Dec 19 @ 16:15 – 17:15

For kids 6 years old and over.

5:30pm—6:30pm
Iaido [Berthiaume]
Dec 19 @ 17:30 – 18:30
5:30pm—6:30pm<br>Iaido [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.

In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor)

6:30pm—8:00pm
Aikido [Berthiaume]
Dec 19 @ 18:30 – 20:00
6:30pm—8:00pm<br>Aikido [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.

In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor).

Dec
20
Thu
12:00pm—1:00pm
Aikido [Dubois]
Dec 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00
6:00pm—7:30pm
Aikido Beginners [Berthiaume]
Dec 20 @ 18:00 – 19:30
6:00pm—7:30pm<br>Aikido Beginners [Berthiaume]

Claude Berthiaume began practicing aikido at the age of 17, under the direction of René Gauvin. When the latter retired in 1972, Claude joined the Montreal Aikikai, directed by Massimo Di Villadorata.
In 1974, he obtained his black belt and became the first Aikido instructor of the Service des sports at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. At the same time, he began studying Iaido under Kanai Shihan.

In 1981, Berthiaume made a trip to Japan where he trained extensively.

In 1983 he became co-founder of the Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and developed close ties with Yamada Shihan and more so Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Under their supervision, he traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America and various European countries to attend over twenty seminars every year.

In 1988, Centre Métropolitain d’Aikido and Aikido Kensankai, an older Montréal dojo, merge to become Aikido de la Montagne. Berthiaume becomes the chief instructor a task that he has carried ever since. He teaches at the dojo 6 days per week.

Claude Berthiaume is one of the 7 technical directors of the East Coast United States Aikido Federation (USAF). He has been awarded a 7th degree black belt in 2004 and the title of Shihan (Master Instructor).

7:30pm—8:30pm
Aikido [Saad]
Dec 20 @ 19:30 – 20:30
7:30pm—8:30pm<br>Aikido [Saad]

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ~Morihei Ueshiba

The practice of aikido and all the pleasure it brings has been part of his life since the age of 17. Since then he has continued learning thanks to great senseis, but also thanks to the multitude of partners who have helped him evolve on a daily basis.

He received his black belt from Massimo Nicolaci di Villadorata. Further studies with Yamada sensei, Kanai sensei, Tamura sensei, Chiba sensei, Kono sensei and many others left their mark on him.

More than forty years of practice and thirty five years of teaching has cultivated a real feeling of gratitude towards O’sensei, the founder of this admirable martial art and towards all the people who have kept it alive. Particularly towards Claude Berthiaume who Robert is proud to call a friend for more than forty years.

Robert Saad sensei received his title of Shihan on January 1st 2013 and the rank of 7th dan on January 1st 2014.