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A Final Kulshan Aikikai Seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei
February 10-11, 2024

For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. Heiny brings to every class, workshop, and seminar she teaches not only her years of aikido training and teaching, but also her extensive experience and study of Japanese culture, language, Shinto and Buddhist philosophies, and Non- Violent Communication. She strives always to communicate the beauty and challenge of O'sensei's desire that we use Aikido to become empowered as creative, compassionate beings and learn to appreciate each other as members of one human family.

Attendance is Limited to 14 People
Seminar is at no cost as a present to all supporters over the years
Saturday 10:00AM - Noon & 2:30 - 4:30PM
Sunday 10:00AM - Noon

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 360-223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor



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Seminar with George Ledyard Sensei
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 2023

George Ledyard Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1976 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and has continued this association ever since. Ledyard Sensei currently holds the rank of 7th Dan in Aikido.

Sensei Ledyard believes that Aikido should be both a spiritual practice and a martial art. He is known for his work with the staff and sword and also for an innovative approach to applied empty-hand technique which brings in elements from his training in Japanese Koryu, Iaido, Filipino martial arts and Systema.

Attendance is Limited to 14 People

Friday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - Noon

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor



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Seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei
July 22-23, 2023

For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. Heiny brings to every class, workshop, and seminar she teaches not only her years of aikido training and teaching, but also her extensive experience and study of Japanese culture, language, Shinto and Buddhist philosophies, and Non- Violent Communication. She strives always to communicate the beauty and challenge of O'sensei's desire that we use Aikido to become empowered as creative, compassionate beings and learn to appreciate each other as members of one human family.

Attendance is Limited to 14 People

Saturday 10:00AM - Noon & 2:30 - 4:30PM
Sunday 10:00AM - Noon

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 360-223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor



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Seminar with George Ledyard Sensei
February 3-5, 2023

George Ledyard Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1976 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and has continued this association ever since. Ledyard Sensei currently holds the rank of 7th Dan in Aikido.

Sensei Ledyard believes that Aikido should be both a spiritual practice and a martial art. He is known for his work with the staff and sword and also for an innovative approach to applied empty-hand technique which brings in elements from his training in Japanese Koryu, Iaido, Filipino martial arts and Systema.

Attendance is Limited to 14 People

Friday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - Noon

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor



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Summer Seminar with Okimura Shihan
July 19-21, 2019

Okimura Shihan began his study of Aikido in 1963 and received his Shodan in 1968. He served as a deshi at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan under Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Okimura Shihan has led Aikido instruction in Japan, Hawaii, Europe and across North America.

Okimura Shihan also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in education and religion. He served under Bishop Eisho Okimura after attaining his priesthood at Mount Koya Monastery in Wakayama, Japan.

Seminar Fees:
Entire Weekend = $120
Saturday Only = $80
Friday or Sunday Only = $30

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor


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Seminar with George Ledyard Sensei
November 16-18, 2018
 

George Ledyard Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1976 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and has continued this association ever since. Ledyard Sensei currently holds the rank of 7th Dan in Aikido.

Sensei Ledyard believes that Aikido should be both a spiritual practice and a martial art. He is known for his work with the staff and sword and also for an innovative approach to applied empty-hand technique which brings in elements from his training in Japanese Koryu, Iaido, Filipino martial arts and Systema.

Attendance is Limited to 14 People

Friday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - Noon

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor


10th Anniversary of Kulshan Aikikai
Celebration August 3-5 2012



Grand Opening Celebration Seminar with
Rev. Z. Okimura, 6th Dan, Shihan

Rev. Z. Okimura, Shihan lead our Grand Opening Celebration on November 22, 2008.

Okimura Shihan performed a dojo blessing as well as lead students in a seminar. Approximately 100 people joined in the blessing ceremony ans 22 participated in the seminar (which pretty much packed our somewhat small space). Yudansha traveled from Seattle and Oregon to join in our celebration and it was especially gratifying to have many of the original founding students of Kulshan Aikikai come back and celebrate with us. It was truly a special occasion.

Here's a link to pictures of the celebration


Winter Misogi 2009






Winter Misogi 2007
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Winter Misogi 2006


Winter Misogi 2005