Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yoko Okamoto Sensei in Portland Nov. 1-3, 2013

Yoko Okamoto Sensei, 6th Dan, from Aikido Kyoto. 

Yoko Okamoto Sensei will be guest instructor at the 2014 Birankai North America Aikido Summer Camp July 18-23, 2014. 

However, Okamoto Sensei will be here in Portland Nov. 1-3 2013. 

She is teaching an aikido seminar at Portland Aikikai all weekend. 
Classes are held Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. 
View the November seminar flyer at:

Enjoy this video of Okamoto Sensei's demonstration in Singapore February 2013:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2014 BNA Aikido Summer Camp in Forest Grove Oregon July 18 - 23 !

Mark your calendars for July 18-23, 2014 !

Birankai North America 
Aikido Summer Camp 
July 18-23, 2014 
at Pacific University 
Forest Grove, OR. 

Please save the date! The closest airport is Portland (PDX), which is 22 miles east of the university. View a map:

Guest instructor for the 2014 camp is 
Yoko Okamoto Sensei, 6th Dan, from Aikido Kyoto. 

Information about the 2014 Aikido Summer Camp will be updated regularly at:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Learn to roll in this mini workshop Saturday Oct. 26

How We Roll

Whether you are new to rolling or you’ve been rolling for years, this class will provide the opportunity to refine your skill in rolling. Smooth comfortable rolling is enjoyable and it feels good. Rolling is a life skill and it is a staple of aikido practice. This class is geared toward adults. No experience required.* We will practice barefoot on a matted floor. Plan to wear a T-shirt and loose-fitting long pants (or gi). Remove earrings and other jewelry. Dressing rooms available.

Saturday Oct 26, 2013.
Arrive 11:30am. Class runs 11:45am - 1:30pm
$25 for public participants
Free for members of Multnomah Aikikai

Aikido Multnomah Aikikai 
6415 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Contact us:  |  503-246-8120

Additional information:

Instructor: Suzane Van Amburgh,
Chief Instructor of Multnomah Aikikai,
is a Birankai certified Aikido instructor (shidoin, 5th dan) and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. 

* Have a seat on the floor. You can lean on your right hand. Bend your legs so that the left knee is up and the left foot is in a standing position. Cross the right foot under your left leg. The right knee can swing out and rest on, or near, the floor.  Now drape the left arm over your left knee so your elbow or forearm is resting on the knee. As you sit, can you sense that you are sitting on your right sit bone?

If you are comfortable sitting on the floor in this starting position, you will be comfortable in this class.