Aikido masters - U. Evenas Sensei

Ulf Evenås 7 Dan Aikikai Shihan

Ulf Sensei started Aikido in 1968 and Iwama Takemusu Aiki in 1969. He became an uchi-deshi for the first time in Iwama, for six months, under Morihiro Saito Shihan in 1973, followed by many more visits to Iwama and seminars. Ulf Sensei stayed as a close and loyal student of Morihiro Saito Shihan for almost three decades. Saito Sensei appointed him as Shihan and his personal representative in 1992. Ulf Sensei also has full teacher certification (mokuroku) in ken and jo and the authorization to give ranks. Ulf Evenås received the Aikikai Shihan title in 2007 and the 7th Dan in 2008 by Aikikai Doshu Moriteru Ueshiha. Also, he received the highest decoration in Swedish Sports – the Swedish Sports Confederations Merit in Gold, in 2015. He received an award from the Russian Union of Martial Arts for “high activity level and great personal contribution in the development of the martial arts in Russia” (2016), the Swedish Budo & Martial Federations highest medal (2010) and the “Traditional Martial Artist of the year” award (2014). Ulf Sensei also received an award from the Romanian Government “for the development of Aikido” in 2016 and in 2017 an Honorary Diploma from the Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation. Ulf Evenås serves as the International Aikido Federations representing Shihan, instructor and demonstrator in major events such as IAF’s Congress and World Combat Games. Ulf Sensei is a co-founder of Gothenburg Aikido Club, where he currently is the head instructor. He is also a member of the Swedish Aikikai Grading Committee. Ulf Evenås has been teaching close to 800 seminars in more than 25 countries worldwide.