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Martial Arts Iaidō Aiki-ken Aiki-Jō Kyudō Ki Kiatsu Shodō Kadō Bonsai

Discover Self-Mastery through

Japanese Martial and Cultural Arts

About Us

Our Instructor

Sensei Jonathan Bannister (Iaido 6th degree, AiShin-ryu Aikido Shihan) has been practicing and teaching Japanese martial and cultural arts since 1980.  A student of Eura Kazunori Sensei (Iaido Hanshi 8th degree), Maruyama Shuji Sensei (Kokikai Aikido Shihan), and Don Yoshimoto Trent Sensei (Kyoshi 7th degree), Bannister Sensei has trained extensively in Japan, is the founder of several dojo, regularly serves as regional and national examiner, has created the AiShin-ryu style of Aikido, and is the current chairman of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation Iaido Committee.  In 2009 Bannister Sensei was honored with membership and an honorary doctorate from the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and by the City of Shoreline and the City of Seattle for three decades of work to promote friendship between the people of our region and Japan.

Modern Studio

Our beautiful dojo in Edmonds, Washington is available to dojo members for private instruction and special events.  We offer public classes in great facilities made available to us by the City of Shoreline at the Spartan Recreation Center.

Our Philosophy

Every art that we practice is unified by a methodology and purpose to make self-mastery in body, mind, and spirit a dependable experience.  We are devoted to cultivating “a life worth living.”  Our training is suitable for all, regardless of size, age, or gender.  Visit a class to discover tools for creating  personal and social harmony in a cooperative community where men, women, and youth train together with sincerity, joy, and gentleness.


Weekly Classes

Saturday

Member Practice

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Shoreline Spartan Center

Event Details

Saturday

Member Practice

Iaido, Aiki-ken, Aiki-Jo, and Ki Development

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Shoreline Spartan Center

Monday - Wednesday

Members Private Instruction

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Edmonds Dojo

Event Details

Monday - Wednesday

Members Private Instruction

By appointment only

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Edmonds Dojo

Thursdays

Intro to Japanese Swordsmanship

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Shoreline Spartan Center

Event Details

Thursdays

Intro to Japanese Swordsmanship

Our public introductory class offers a survey of many arts.

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Shoreline Spartan Center

Saturdays

Members Private Instruction

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Edmonds Dojo

Event Details

Saturdays

Members Private Instruction

By appointment only

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Edmonds Dojo

Membership


The best way to meet us is to visit our Thursday 7:00pm introductory course for Japanese Swordsmanship at the Shoreline Spartan Center (202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155). You'll see how we train, have your questions answered, and can decide if you want to participate.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

AiShinKai Fudo Myoo-Ji Dojo

Serving the Seattle Metro Area - Edmonds, WA 98026

(425) 248-1961

Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 6pm - 9pm (by appointment)

Thursday: 7pm - 9pm (Shoreline Spartan Center)

Saturday: 9am-4pm (by appointment)

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