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Great news from Tokyo

Great news from Tokyo Posted on January 13, 2016 Excellent news from Japan this week: Miyamoto Sensei has been promoted to 8th dan and Didier Boyet Sensei has been promoted to 7th dan. Promotions of Birankai North America members announced as part of the Kagami Biraki celebrations at Aikikai Hombu Dojo: Katharine Heins of Northwest…

Connection – The Birankai Endowment Fund

Connection Posted on December 29, 2015 As if you needed another reason to donate to our endowment fund, here’s a video I just compiled showing the links between our founder and Birankai generations, as shown in one class from 2012 Summer Camp. Watch Chiba Sensei demonstrate, then the other Birankai teachers. It’s truly inspiring. The…

Giving Back

Giving back Posted on November 16, 2015 In a time of conflict around the world, it was heartening to see so much love and community support this weekend for Lorraine DiAnne Shihan at Valley Aikido. Kristina Varjan Shihan, Barbara Britton Shihan and Gina Zarrilli Sensei all spoke in support of victims of terrorism and the…