Japan Trip: July 2013

Three most admirable qualities of people in Japan are politeness, tenacity and sense of community. On our recent trip to Japan, over a period of eight days traveling all around Tokyo, across Japan through airports, subways and train stations, malls, restaurants and...

International Aikido Workshop 2013

Three day Nishio Memorial seminar in Shizuoka, Japan at Kannon Onsen with Yoshida Sensei and Arisue Sensei.  Special thanks to our aikido friends in Japan and Europe, especially Jean-Michel Bovio, Jan Max Bunzel for inspiring this event and Yutaka Iwakata for his...

Nishikaze Friendship Seminar 2013

Nishikaze Aikido Friendship Seminar: Four leading Nishio instructors will come together for this one day seminar in Venice California.  Just $20 mat fee!  Flyer with details and registration form is here.  Instructors: Michele Benzamin-Miki, Chikako Bryner, Philip...

2013 Shunki Koshu Kai (Spring Intensive)

A big thanks to everyone who trained with us at the 2013 Spring Intensive. Everyone did a great job and it was great to have Chikako Bryner as a guest teacher.  Special thanks to Derek Snyder and Seena Mostafavipour for joining us.  This definitely helped us all get...

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2013

Koji Yoshida Shihan was a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...