Seattle Kokikai Aikido
In response to the pandemic, we've modified our practice schedule and focus so that we're able to continue to train safely. Currently we're focusing training primarily on the weapons practices that are traditional for Aikido, usage of the wooden sword (Bokken) and wooden staff (Jo). Weapons training is an integral part of our overall practice. We're currently training outdoors on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. If you're interested in visiting our practice, please send us an email: SeattleKokikaiAikido@gmail.com.
New and Prospective Members
For anyone interested in trying our practice, we offer an introductory special of 8 practices for $50. You can use these for any of our regular practices that best fit your schedule, anytime within 3 months of purchase. You are also welcome to visit any of our practices. Please write to us at SeattleKokikaiAikido@gmail.com to schedule a time to visit or to inquire about the introductory special.
Practice Times and Locations
Sensei David Zeger began training at the Aikido Kokikai Southwest dojo in Tempe, Arizona in 1994. He began facilitating Aikido practices at the Arizona State University Kokikai Aikido Club in 1998 under the guidance and instruction of Veronica Burrows Sensei and David Nachman Sensei. Since moving to Seattle in 2000, he led practices regularly at the University of Washington Kokikai Aikido Club and (former) Aikido Kokikai Seattle dojo. Since 2004 he has continued his study and instruction through sharing practices with Kokikai Aikido practitioners in Seattle’s Central Area. Some practices are also led by other senior dojo members, typically having more than a decade of practice experience.
We are proud to represent Kokikai Aikido in the Seattle, WA area. We are an affiliated member organization of the Aikido Kokikai Federation USA. Kokikai is an international organization of Aikido practitioners who study the art of Aikido through the teachings of Sensei Shuji Maruyama, Kokikai’s founder and president.