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Membership, Community Service & Links to Our Friends

It Sure Sounds Great.  How do I get Started? 
Connecting to our community is really easy.  We are excited about the prospect of sharing our enthusiasm for Japanese Budo martial and cultural arts with you. and your family.  Yes, your family and friends will surely want to be involved in your practice too, even if only to participate in our special cultural events and social gatherings.

Aishinkai annual memberships

Iaido Adult - $250.00 (includes Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation, All US Kendo Federation, and Pacific Northwest Budo Association memberships, group insurance, Japan Gift Fund)

Iaido Youth - $125.00 (see above)

All Others - $150 (includes PNBA membership, group liability insurance, shared club expenses)

Membership dues provide for group liability insurance, offset necessary office and equipment expenses, suppors educational and social activities, and provide financial assistance to those who otherwise could not afford to study.  Aishinkai membership is required in order to test for and maintain rank accreditation, attend special events, receive private instruction, and vote in elections and other dojo business.  Membership applications may be downloaded from the Dojo Downloads page.

Shoreline Parks & Recreation - CLASS REGISTRATION

ll regular Aishinkai classes for adults and children are offered through the City of Shoreline Parks & Recreation Department.  Classes are held at the Spartan Recreation Center (18560 First Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98133 - See Schedule and Location page for aditional information).  Registration with Shoreline Parks and Recreation is absolutely required to attend practices beyond your first free trial class.  Call 206-801-2600 or visit this online link:

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Aishinkai actively supports the charitable and education programming of the Pacific Northwest Budo Association, a federal 501c3 non-profit educational organization devoted to fostering appreciation for Japanese martial and cultural arts as effective means of fostering character development, harmonious cooperation, peaceful conflict resolution, and global citizenship.  Martial and cultural artists have a great deal to contribute to society.  We have an obligation to give back to our communities, to the arts and our teachers, support the organizations that support us, and work for the benefit of society and the whole human family.  We choose to do this by "Strengthening the individual, lifting up the whole society."  The Pacific Northwest Budo Association provides a great tool to accomplish this goal.  We encourage our members to join and participate, and invite everyone else interested in supporting the development of the martial and cultural arts in our community to also join.  Annual PNBA membership dues are only $35 adults, $15 children  and are fully tax-deductible (federal tax id#06-1695055).  Visit for more information about the PNBA and its activities.  Make checks for membership and/or donations payable to "PNBA."  Mail to:

Pacific Northwest Budo Association
18201 - 76th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026

PNBA Support for Charities in Our Community
Since its founding in 2003 the PNBA and its affilates have donated more than $1.2M to support Japanese martial and cultural arts programming in schools, businesses, and community organizations throughout the Northwest.  The PNBA supports the Japan-America Society,  Nikkei Heritage Association, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, and many other fantastic organizations.  Aishinkai thanks the PNBA for its on-going support of Aishinkai programs, and for helping to repair our Edmonds dojo following a disastrous flood in December 2008.

Recipients of PNBA grants include:

• Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
• Toro Nagashi Hiroshima Festival at Green Lake
• Japanese Cultural & Community Center
• Nikkei Heritage Association
• Eastside Nihon Aki Matsuri Association
• Phinney Neighborhood Association
• JAS - Japan in the Schools
• Seattle-Kobe Sister Cities Commission
• Seattle Parks & Rec "World of Martial Arts"
• Grants & Scholarships for Budo studies in the United States, Canada, and Japan

Educational Outreach
Since 2003 PNBA education programs have reached more than 7,000 indiduals in schools, businesses and other agencies.

• North Seattle Community College
• Seattle Public School District
• Edmonds Public School District
• The Bertschi School
• The Evergreen School
• St. Thomas School
• Seattle Parks & Recreation

Martial Arts Demonstrations - Aikido, Iaido, Karate, Kyudo, Jodo, Kenjitsu, Others
PNBA martial arts demonstrations have introduced thousands of people to Japan’s traditional martial arts, culture, and values.

• Nihon Eastside Aki Matsuri Association
• Seattle Parks & Rec "World of Martial Arts"
• Edmonds Public School District
• Seattle Public School District
• Seattle Sakura-con
• 2008 Japanese Speech & Skit Competition
• North Seattle Community College
• Seattle Parks & Recreation Department
• Shoreline Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

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Support the PNBA!
Member dues are modest, tax-deductible, and make a big difference in our community. Cultural and arts programming is being cut from schools, and businesses and other non-profits struggle to keep up their support for educational and arts.  PNBA membership is a wonderful way to pool resources, give back to our arts, and show that martial artists are working for our community.  Please join today.  Tax-deductible donations, employer matching grants, and member dues are all vital to our ability to continue the PNBA's educational, social, and civic work.

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We thank all our PNBA members


 Joint AiShinKai / PNBA Events:

PNBA at Bunka no Hi - 2008, 2009
Together with the Japanese Cultural Center of Washington (, the PNBA presented a large installation at its annual Japanese Culture Day featuring Bonsai, Ikebana, and Shodo. 
Aishinkai participated with demonstrations of Aikido and Iaido.

PNBA at Eastside Aki Matsuri - 2006, 2010

Aishinkai and the Pacific Northwest Budo Association were prominently featured at the Eastside Nikkei Aki Matsuri Association's huge event at the Bellevue Community College.  The PNBA introduced its community service work to the community, and large demo teams gave spirited performances of Aikido and Iaido.


PNBA School Visits - 2003-current

Elementary and secondary students are naturally fascinated by the martial and traditional cultural arts of Japan.  The PNBA frequently visits schools, businesses, and community groups to give demonstrations that inspire new generations to study Japanese culture.

Links to Aishinkai Friends

Pacific Northwest Budo Association
Charitable and educational arm of the Aishinkai.  The PNBA is a federal 501c3 non-profit educational organization devoted to fostering appreciation for Japanese martial and cultural arts, support for engaged citizenship, and the building of a more peaceful world.

All Japan Kendo Federation (International Kendo Federation)
Umbrella organization supporting accreditation in Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo

Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington
Sharing and promoting Japanese culture and heritage

Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association

Urasenke Foundation Seattle
Tea ceremony instruction and performance

Shin Ken Kai Iaido Dojo
Jikiden Eishin Ryu and Hoki Ryu Iaido in Vancouver, B.C.

Tenzan Aikido
Seattle, WA

Kanji Press
Professor Yoshiko Dykstra's translations of poignant and beautiful Buddhist tales

Aikido Journal
Stan Pranin maintains the largest data base for Aikido's historical record

Endless conversational and research possibilities for all things Aikido-related

Conflict Resultion Network
Australian branch of the United Nations Peace Program.  Cool resources for individual and organizational conflict resolution and negotiation training.

UNESCO Culture of Peace
United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation
Official organization supporting kendo and Iaido in the Northwest United States

Kenyu - PNKF News and Calendar
Home page calendar of events for the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation

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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.

Serving the communities of Seattle, Everett, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, and Edmonds
with high-quality, low-cost instruction in Aikido, Iaido, Aiki-ken, Aiki-jo, Ki Development,
Ki Meditation, Kiatsu Ryoho, Bonsai, Shodo, and Ikebana.
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