Aikido Olympia Seminar

Olympia Washington USA Maruyama Sensei May 2020 Seminar Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Olympia Yuishinkai Dojo communicated with Maruyama Sensei regarding canceling our seminar planned for May 2020. We are concerned about his travel and the travel of students from across the U.S. and the globe because of the recent worldwide outbreak of coronavirus – COVID -19.

One of our instructors is the leader of the Washington State Department of Health’s response to the virus outbreak. He indicates the outbreak is getting more complicated and it is difficult to predict what will happen in the future.

Although we are disappointed, we are canceling the seminar this year to protect Sensei and all other world travelers coming to the seminar. Sensei wholeheartedly agrees with this decision in order to protect all the participants from countries around the world. 

We asked Sensei about the possibility of an April or May seminar in 2021 and he indicated this could be a possibility.

We hope this change has not complicated anyone’s travel plans to our seminar. We are most concerned about protecting Sensei’s health and for the future of Aikido Yuishinkai. Our thoughts are with all Aikidoka at this time.

Jim West
Chief Instructor, Aikido Olympia
Aikido Yuishinkai