Instructors

Chief Instructor: James B. West began Aikido training in 1973 with Yoshihiko Hirata Sensei in Seattle, Washington. He has over 30 years of Aikido teaching experience in both the Puget Sound region under the direction of Hirata Sensei (6th dan Aikido) and in Hawaii under the direction of Takahashi Nonaka Sensei (8th dan Aikido). West Sensei currently holds the rank of 6th dan in Aikido Yuishinkai with master Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei, founder of Aikido Yuishinkai.

Assistant Instructors: Brandon Henkins, Tim Seabold, Nate Weed, Marcel Wingate, Erica Taylor.