North Valley Aikikai

North Valley Aikikai is a non-profit educational institution, founded in 2005. North Valley Aikikai is a member Dojo of Aikido Un En Kai, under the direction of I. Shibata Shihan, Berkeley Aikikai. Aikido Un En Kai is directly affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan.

Chief instructor — Lee Lavi Ramirez. She studies Aikido under the instruction of Shibata Shihan (master teacher), 8th Dan, chair of Aikido Un En Kai. Shibata Sensei is a direct disciple of Kisshomaru Ueshiba, son of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei.

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Infrastructure
Fighting room
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Training facility for
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Sport classes
Aikido
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Instructors:

  • Lee Lavi Ramirez, 5th Dan, Shidoin, is a certified Aikido Un En Kai instructor;
  • Naomi Okuyama, 4th Dan as well as other Yudansha (black belts) members of North Valley Aikikai.

Classes:

  • Beginner and Mixed Levels Aikido Classes — The practice is a partners practice, as each practitioner studies the techniques from two main facets: both applying the technique (Tori/Nage practice) and receiving the technique (Ukemi practice). Apprenticeship Program: Kenshusei Program;
  • Youth Aikido — Classes are dynamic and enjoyable, based on martial arts disciplines both physical and mental. Young people learn non-aggressive techniques, conflict resolution and selected Japanese traditions.
Sport class for
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Iaido and weapons
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Classes:

  • Weapons — The weapons we use are bokken (wooden sword), jo (wooden staff) and tanto (wooden knife);
  • Iaido — The art of sword drawing, and practiced individually. We practice the Muso Shinden-ryu Iaido. Iaido classes are available only by permission of the Chief Instructor.
Sport class for
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Kyudo
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Sport class for
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Peaceful mind way Kung Fu
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Instructor — Jack Morrisette.

Sport class for
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Tai Chi and Qigong
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Instructor — Jack Morrisette.

Sport class for
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Yoga
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We offer a full range of Yoga training levels: from gentle Yoga Nidra & Guided Imagery, and restorative through Basics class, and mixed level classes:

  • Yoga Nidra & Guided Imagery is our meditative/Self relaxation class, teaching The Yogi Sleep;
  • Basics & Beginners is a great class to start if you are new to Yoga;
  • Flow & Restore classes are made of half regular Vinyasa Flow sequences and other half from restorative poses, a true Yin|Yang class.

Instructors:

  • Michelle Chua;
  • Cecilia de la Rocha;
  • Hikaru Lee Salazar;
  • Haejin Ortega;
  • Bita Peck.
Sport class for
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