AiShinKai - Harmonious Heart Association - Achieving Peak Performance in Daily Life
Self-Mastery - Character Development - Leadership - Team Management - Conflict Resolution - Global Citizenship
AiShinKai Instructors: More than 100 Years of Experience

Aishinkai is led by a team of extremely qualified and experienced instructors.  Together the team brings more than 100 years of martial and cultural arts experience to our practice!

AiShinKai  Founder and President
Dr. Jonathan Bannister, Honorary PhD/Ma.D.Sc.

Nationally and internationally-recognized authority on Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Team Management

Board of Directors, Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation
Board of Directors, Japan-America Society of Washington
Board of Directors, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association
Board of Directors, Pacific Northwest Budo Association

2011 All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido 5th-degree black belt
2010 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Multi-Disciplinary Master of the Year"

2010 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Swordsman of the Year"
2009 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts"
2009 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Silver Life Achievement Award"
2009 Honorary doctorate from the University of Asian Martial Arts Studies, Carbondale, IL
2008 & 2010 Gold Medal, PNKF Iaido Taikai
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Volunteer Service Awards, Japan in the Schools
2007 Bronze Medal, All Japan Kendo Federation Hachioji Iaido Taikai, Japan

2010 Founder & President, AiShinKai
2003 Founder, Pacific Northwest Budo Association
1993 Founder, Seattle Iaido Kai

Dr. Bannister teaches Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Team Management, andMind-Body Coordination,  several martial and traditional cultural arts in schools, businesses, community organizations, and agencies throughout the United States and Canada

United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Alliance, Pacific Northwest Budo Association, Seattle-Kobe Sister Cities Association, Japan-America Society of Washington, Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation, Hajime Kai (Tokyo, Japan), Nikkei Heritage Association, Urasenke Foundation Seattle

I would like to thank my teachers, family and friends.  My journey to self-mastery would not have been possible without each and every one.  Of special note: Wendy and Kelsey, Karen Bannister, the late Don Yoshimoto Trent Sensei (Kendo nannadan kyoshi, Iaido nannadan renshi), Maruyama Shuji Sensei (Kokikai Founder), and Eura Kazunori Sensei (Iaido hachidan hanshi, Kaicho of the Hajime Kai, Tokyo, Japan).  A special note of appreciation for Keith Cullen and Lee Jamison.  There are others too numerous to mention, but know that in my heart I thank you all.

- Dr. Jonathan Bannister

AiShinKai  Instructors

Suzanne Pardee, Sensei
AiShin-Ryu Aikido 4th degree black belt; Aiki-ken/Aiki-jo 1st degree black belt

James Smith
Iaido 3rd degree black belt

John Bossert
Iaido 3rd degree black belt
Developer, Information Architecture

Jeff Pettiross, Aikido Instructor
Aikido 2nd degree black belt
Software Developer

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Socially-Engaged Martial and Cultural Artists Make a
Difference By Serving the Community
The non-profit Pacific Northwest Budo Association
(PNBA) supports and fosters appreciation for Japanese
martial arts and traditional culture
through cooperative programming, fund
raising, and community service.

Aishinkai maintains a drug- and alcohol-free environment.  We do not discriminate
in the administration of our programs based on race, creed, color, religious
affiliation, gender, or in any other way prohibited by law or common sense.

Offering local and nation-wide education in Self-Mastery, Mind-Body Coodination, Leadership Development, Conflict Resolution, and Team Management, as well as the Japanese martial and cultural arts of AiShin-Ryu Aikido, Iaido, Aiki-ken, Aiki-jo, Kyudo, Kiatsu Ryoho, Bonsai, Shodo, and Ikebana.  Locally serving the communities of Seattle, Everett, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, and Edmonds, WA.
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