We are so excited to welcome you back to New Orleans for a Friendship Seminar with  Jan Nevelius Shihan!

Jan Nevelius Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai, is based at Vanadis Aikido Dojo in Stockholm Sweden and has practiced Aikido for over 40 years. Nevelius Shihan emphasizes connection, soft ukemi, and an approach to Aikido as never-ending research.


Register now to reserve your spot!

COVID-19/Vaccination requirements

All participants will be required to be fully vaccinated by February 22. Proof of vaccination will be required (instructions for submission of proof will be sent with your confirmation email). For the purposes of the seminar, “fully vaccinated” will mean that you have also gotten any boosters for which you are eligible.

You should expect that masks will be required at all times while inside the dojo, including for training.

Refund Policy

Do to the increased cost and complexity of hosting a seminar with an overseas instructor during a pandemic, your ability to receive a refund may be limited.

  • If the seminar is canceled, you will be offered a full refund.
  • If you cancel on or before February 18, you will be offered a full refund.
  • If you cancel after February 18, you will be refunded your payment less a $50 cancellation fee unless we can fill your place from a waiting list or you can provide someone who will take over your place.

Location and Times

Extra Weapons and Aikido Classes

Held at:

NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville Street, Suite 103, New Orleans, LA, 70119

Weekday Weapons Classes

(For 3rd Kyu and Above, limited to 14 participants per class, may attend one or both)

Wednesday, March 9th 6-7 pm

Thursday, March 10th 6-7 pm

Weekday Extra Aikido Classes 

(Limited to 20 participants per class, may attend one or both)

Wednesday, March 9th 7-8:30 pm

Thursday, March 10th 7-8:30 pm

Weekend Friendship Seminar

(Limited to 50 participants)

Held at Aikido on the Northshore

Mandeville Karate Center, 2050 Spartan Drive, Mandeville, LA, 70448

Friday, March 11th 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, March 12th 10 am-12 pm, 3-5 pm

Sunday, March 13th 11 am-1 pm

Please contact us now with any questions including help with finding lodging either with one of our students or at nearby bnb’s and hostels, etc.

Warmly welcome, in Aiki and hope,

Brian Levy

Head of School/Chief Instructor

NOLA Aikido

New Orleans, LA, USA

[Photo by Beau Saunders]