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 arts cultural arts Edmonds Everett Seattle Shoreline Mukilteo Kenmore
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. The Art of 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 seems to fly of its own volition, and the archer experiences happiness and peace.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors are always welcome at our intro class on Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm at the Spartan Recreation Center (202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155). Dojo membership is not required to register for our intro course at the Shoreline Recreation Center. Registration for these classes is independently handled by the City of Shoreline. To register please call 206-801-2600.
Serving the Seattle Metro AreaEdmonds, WA 98026
07:00 pm – 09:00 pm