Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lynn Sensei and Bluhm Sensei teach aikido seminar together Dec 1-3, 2017

Multnomah Aikikai is proud to host Elizabeth Lynn Sensei and Darrell Bluhm Sensei, teaching aikido together for the first time in a seminar Dec 1-3, 2017.

This seminar is a celebration and honoring of their promotion to 7th dan. Please join us for a special weekend of training. 

View seminar details on our Seminar page.

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Elizabeth Lynn, 7th dan Shihan
Founder of Eastshore Aikikai

Lynn Sensei began training in Aikido in 1971. She trained in Chicago under the late A. Tohei Shihan, and continued her training in San Francisco and in Berkeley, CA. From 1990 -- 1994 she was kenshusei in the teacher's training program conducted by I. Shibata Shihan at Berkeley Aikikai. She founded Eastshore Aikikai in September 1991.  She was General Secretary of the United States Aikido Federation, Western Region, from 1984 -- 2001, and General Secretary of Birankai North America from 2001 -- 2006. In April, 2007 she was awarded the title of Shihan in BNA by T. K. Chiba Shihan.  She is the current Chair of Birankai North American Senior Council. 

Enjoy this video clip of Lynn Sensei teaching at the 2016 BNA Aikido Summer Camp:

Darrell Bluhm, 7th dan Shihan
Founder and Chief Instructor, Siskiyou Aikikai

Darrell Bluhm Sensei began his Aikido training in 1970 as a student at UC Santa Cruz. In 1973 he spent two months living at the Iwama dojo in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, training with M. Saito Shihan, as well as time training at Hombu dojo in Tokyo. In 1981 he became a student of T.K. Chiba Shihan and a founding member and assistant instructor of San Diego Aikikai. In 1983 he founded Siskiyou Aikikai in Ashland, Oregon where he has taught Aikido and Tai Chi Chuan for the past 33 years and the Feldenkrais Method for 20 years. In 1996 he was promoted to 6th Dan, in 2002 awarded Shihan title by Chiba Sensei, and in 2006 received Shihan recognition from Doshu M. Ueshiba at Hombu Dojo. He serves as a member of the BNA Senior Council and as the BNA representative to Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

Enjoy this video clip of Bluhm Sensei teaching at Bucks County Aikido in 2013:

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