Birankai North America (Northwest Region), in association with Puget Sound Aikikai, is pleased to host a Regional Aikido seminar featuring special guest instructor F. Ishu Ishiyama Sensei, 6th dan and Darrell Bluhm Sensei, 6th dan, March 14 & 15, 2009, at Puget Sound Aikikai in Seattle, WA.
Aikidoka of all styles and affiliations are welcome to join us for this weekend Aikido intensive, which will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your training through the high quality instruction offered by these experienced and dynamic teachers.
Special Guest Instructor: F.Ishu Ishiyama, 6th dan
Chief Instructor of Vancouver West Aikikai, Vancouver BC
Dr. F. Ishu Ishiyama started training in Aikido in 1968 in Osaka, Japan and has been teaching Aikido for over 35 years. He is a student of the late Bansen Tanaka Shihan, of Osaka Aikikai. In North America, Ishiyama Sensei trained extensively with the late Mitsunari Kanai, Shihan, Chief Instructor of New England Aikikai and with Yukio Kawahara, Shihan, technical director of the Canadian Aikido Federation. Ishiyama Sensei is known for his dynamic technique and impactful teaching style.
Darrell Bluhm, 6th dan
Chief Instructor of Siskiyou Aikikai, Ashland OR
Mr. Darrell Bluhm began his study of Aikido in 1970 and became a student of Kazuo Chiba, Shihan in 1981. Bluhm Sensei holds Shihan certification in Aikido from the Aikikai Foundation – Aikido World Headquarters and is a member of the Birankai North America Senior Council. He is also an instructor of Yang-style Tai Chi and certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. Bluhm Sensei is known for his focus on integrated movement and insightful instruction on the interrelationship between body arts and weapons training.
Saturday March 14th 12:00 noon to 5:15pm
Sunday March 15th 10:00am to 12:30pm
Full Seminar $95.00 USD
Saturday only $70.00 USD
Sunday only $35.00 USD
We kindly request that all participants pre-register by March 1, 2009. We are pleased to offer two options for seminar registration: either online with secure payment via PayPal, or by mail-in of the paper registration form and payment by cheque.
Online pre-registration Option:
Please visit the Mountain Coast Aikikai Seminar Registration webpage page: http://www.mountaincoastaikikai.com/seminar_online_regn.html
Mail-in pre-registration Option:
Please complete the registration, read and sign the waiver and release forms (if you have not received forms in the mail, they are available online for printing out at http://www.mountaincoastaikikai.com/seminar_mail-in_regn.html include a check with payment (in US Funds) along with the completed forms and mail to:
c/o Mountain Coast Aikikai
#535 – 3495 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3
For additional information about registration, downloadable PDFs of materials or questions about the seminar, please contact:
Mountain Coast Aikikai: 604-737-7395
Puget Sound Aikikai, 101 Nickerson Ave. #130, Seattle WA 98109.
Puget Sound Aikikai is located on the north side of Queen Anne Hill, near the Fremont bridge, at 101 Nickerson Ave. (directly behind Tully’s Coffee.) (Link to Map). For questions regarding the dojo, directions, parking, or accommodations please contact:
Puget Sound Aikikai : 206-341-9801
We invite all Aikidoka, regardless of affiliation, to join us in this seminar, to train together and strengthen the bridges between our various dojos in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
Seminar Planning Committee:
Suzane Van Amburgh