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Multnomah Aikikai upcoming seminars

March 9-11, 2018
Didier Boyet Sensei, 7th dan

Full seminar information: 

Learn about Boyet Sensei:

Location: Multnomah Aikikai, 6415 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239 
Here's a link to the Google map: 
The closest airport is PDX


Looking for a hotel near the dojo? Click here for our hotel guide

Links to check for the latest Portland weather forecast:


Pacific Northwest area aikido seminars

Printable flyer summarizing Northwest area seminars (periodically updated):

2018 March 9-11: Didier Boyet Sensei at Multnomah Aikikai

2018 April 7-8: S. Thoms Sensei at Tacoma Aikikai

2018 May 4-6, October, 2018: Michael Flynn Sensei at Eugene Aikikai

2018 June 1-3: Seminar Mary Heiny's 50 years in aikido at Emerald City Aikikai

2018 Fri July 20 - Wed July 25: BNA Summer Camp at University of Puget Sound (again!) Tacoma WA. The Core Teachers for 2018 Birankai Summer Camp, which will be held from July 20 to 25, will be: Didier Boyet, 7th dan shihan; Lizzy Lynn, 7th dan shihan; Philip Vargas, 6th dan shidoin; and Neilu Naini, 5th dan shidoin. Details forthcoming on

View the complete Birankai North America seminar schedule: 


Past Seminars held at Multnomah Aikikai:

December 1-3, 2017

Aikido Multnomah Aikikai proudly hosts 
Elizabeth Lynn, 7th dan and Darrell Bluhm, 7th dan 

In honor and celebration of their promotion to 7th dan, we are proud to host Lynn Sensei and Bluhm Sensei for a weekend seminar, teaching together for the first time! 

Learn more about Lynn Sensei and Bluhm Sensei in this blog post:

Printable Flyer:

Aki Fleshler Sensei teaches Sunday morning 8am-9am.

1. Please send us an email to let us know your plans:
2. Pay ahead through our online payment portal:
[ you may also pay upon arrival at the dojo by cash, check or card.]

Class schedule (provisional):
Fri Dec. 1
5pm-6pmChildren's aikido class (FYI)
6:15-7:30pmbody arts class

Sat. Dec. 29:30- 10:30body arts class
10:45am - 11:45ambody arts class
12:00-2:00lunch break/ NW teachers mtg
2:15- 5:30pmweapons/ body arts

after classdojo clean up and transition
Sun. Dec. 38- 9 ambody arts/ weapons (A. Fleshler Sensei)
9:15am - 10:15ambody arts/ weapons
10:30-11:45ambody arts/ weapons

11:45 AMdojo clean up and restore

Friday only: $20
Saturday morning only: $40
Saturday afternoon only: $40
Sunday only: $60
Full seminar: $120*

*(Assistance available for certified instructors. Please contact Suzane for payment arrangements.)


December 2-4, 2016
 Northwest Regional Seminar 
Register online: Note the days and fees you'd like to register for, then go to our dojo's online payment portal to make a payment:
Please also contact us by email so that the seminar coordinator is alerted:

Directions to the dojo: The address is 6415 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239. Here's a link to the Google map: The closest airport is PDX

Lodging: Looking for a hotel near the dojo? Click here for our hotel guide

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Links to check for the latest weather forecast:


Seminar October 23-25, 2015 

Frank Apodaca Sensei 2015

Multnomah Aikikai welcomes

Frank Apodaca Sensei

Multnomah Aikikai
6415 SW Macadam Ave
Portland OR 97239

Printable flyer available here.

Aikido and Iaido classes
Schedule (tentative)

Fri Oct 235pm-6pmChildren's aikido class

Sat. Oct 2410- 11:00 amFree basics class open to all (taught by Fukushidoin candidates)
11:15-12:15body arts
12:15-2:15lunch break
3:45-4:00pmsegue to yudansha weapons
4:15 PMFukushidoin candidates testing- body arts only
afterdojo clean up and transition
Sun. Oct 259-10ambody arts
10:15-Fukushidoin candidates testing- weapons
~ 11:15-12:15body arts class
dojo clean up and transition

Friday Iaido class only: $25
Saturday basics class only: FREE
Saturday all classes: $40
Sunday all classes: $40
Full Seminar: $100
Per class drop in rate: $25

Directions to the dojo: The address is 6415 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239. Here's a link to the Google map: The closest airport is PDX

Lodging: Looking for a hotel near the dojo? Click here for our hotel guide

Enjoy this Video of Apodaca Sensei teaching at the 2014 Birankai North America Summer Camp in Oregon July 2014

Photos of Frank Apodaca Sensei:
Frank Apodaca Sensei 2014

Senseis Apodaca (right) and Bluhm 2015 Birankai Summer Camp


February 7 - 9, 2014 Didier Boyet Shihan Aikido and Iaido seminar hosted by Multnomah Aikikai, Portland OR

We are featured on Biran! Photos from our seminar with Boyet sensei and an article by our own James Murray are posted on Biran. Check it out:
Video clips of Didier Boyet sensei: See the January 17th blog post on Biran Online:   

Directions to the dojo: The address is 6415 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239. Here's a link to the Google map: The closest airport is PDX. Looking for a hotel near the dojo? Click here for our hotel guide

Housing available? Do you need assistance with housing or transportation? Send a message to  Provisional class schedule (subject to change):

Friday Feb. 7
6:00pm- 7:00pm Body Arts
7:15- 8:30pm Iaido
Saturday Feb. 8
Sat. morning session
9:30 am - 10:45, Body Arts
11:00 am - 12:00pm, Body Arts
Sat. lunch break
12:00pm- 2:00pm
Sat. afternoon session
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Bokken
3:15pm - 4:45pm, Bokken
6:00pm-ish  Dinner at nearby restaurant (TBA)
Sunday Feb 9
9:00 am - 10:30, Iaido
10:45am - 11:45am, Body Arts
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Body Arts or Bokken
All seminar classes: $120
Friday classes only: $35
Saturday only: $75
Sunday only: $55
Single class: $20
One gaeshimasu! 
Please let us know which days you plan to attend! Click here
Multnomah Aikikai address and map: click here.


May 17-19, 2013 Birankai Northwest Regional Seminar With Guest Instructor: Lorraine DiAnne Shihan Lorraine DiAnne, 6th dan, shihan is Chief Instructor of Westside Aikido  and serves on the Senior Council of Birankai North America. She is featured in the video "Holding up Half the Sky" produced by Malory Graham and a short biography can be found on the website:  Interview with DiAnne Sensei is included in the book "Women in Aikido" by Andrea Siegel (page 20):

Enjoy these short video clips of DiAnne Sensei:


Seminars taught by Multnomah Aikikai instructors:

2016 October 7-9: Aki Fleshler Sensei teaches in Rhode Island.

2015 February 27: Aki Fleshler Sensei teaches at A Mon Kan Dojo Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015 Feb 7: Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei is a participating teacher in the Friendship Seminar among Portland Area dojos hosted by Budo Dojo.

2014 September 27-28: Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei visits Aikido Takayama, Mission BC