Iaidō is the traditional Japanese art of drawing and cutting with the Japanese sword in one smooth and powerful movement. It is a discipline of self-improvement in all aspects of body, mind, and spirit. AiShinKai, a member dojo of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation, offers training in All Japan Kendo Federation Iai (Seitei Gata) and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido.
Martial skills need not be used to cause harm. AiShin-ryu Aiki-ken and Aiki-Jo offer the viable alternative of using traditional sword and staff techniques to diffuse conflict, creating win-win scenarios for both attacker and defender. At the root of these disciplines is a concrete method for developing the unity of body, mind, and spirit to realize our full potential power.
The traditional Japanese yumi is the largest bow in the world. Kyudo invites the practitioner to discover self-mastery through rigorous pursuit of virtue, truth and beauty through the discipline of archery. When body, mind, and spirit are correctly unified, the arrow flies of its own volition, and the archer experiences happiness and peace. Available to members only.
Discovery self-mastery through the discipline of the brush. In order to wield the brush beautifully and powerfully, mind, body, and spirit must be unified. Instruction is available in this profound art through the study of the many character styles developed through the centuries. Available to members only.
This ephemeral art form encourages the practitioner to discover that real freedom exists only within rules. We specialize in the Nageire styles, which artfully convey an impression of spontaneity while referencing heaven, Nature and humanity as active players in harmony. Available to members only.
The careful study of Nature informs every Art practiced in the AiShinKai dojo. Careful cultivation of numerous bonsai in our collection helps us to realize the importance of natural rhythm and the proper balance to be sought in human relations. Available to members only.
Visitors are always welcome to observe our public introductory classes held Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm at the Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155. Registration with Shoreline Parks and Recreation (206-801-2600) is required to participate; but dojo membership is not required.
202 Northeast 185th Street, Shoreline, Washington 98155, United States
06:30 pm – 08:00 pm