Fall Seminar with
George Ledyard Sensei;
Oct 31 -Nov 3, 2014

George Ledyard Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1976 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and has continued this association ever since. Ledyard Sensei currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Aikido.

Sensei Ledyard believes that Aikido should be both a spiritual practice and a martial art. He is known for his work with the staff and sword and also for an innovative approach to applied empty-hand technique which brings in elements from his training in Japanese Koryu, Iaido, Filipino martial arts and Systema.

Attendance is limited to 14 Students.

The KAA Dojo is located at 13 Prospect St, Ste 100, Bellingham, WA 98225

Friday, October 31
6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, November 1
8:00 am Registration Opens
Classes are 9:00 am - Noon
and 2:00- 4:00pm

Sunday, November 2
9:00 am Registration Opens
Class from 10:00am - Noon
and 2:00-4:00

$135 for Fri-Sun with early registration until Oct 31
$75 for Sat or Sun Only with early registration until Oct 31
$50 for Friday only unti Oct 31

Pre-register and make payments for the seminar here


Beginning Aikido Series

Kulshan Aikikai will be holding a Beginning Aikido Series starting on
October 14, 2013 and running through November 27.

Classes will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:10PM to 7:10PM and are designed to introduce beginners to the art of Aikido, and prepare them for Aikido training in “All Levels” classes. The introductory sessions focus on: basic body movements (Aiki taiso), proper rolling and falling technique (ukemi), basic Aikido throws and pins (kihon waza), Dojo etiquette, and terminology.

Adult (14 years and up): $75
Adult (14 years and up) with Dogi: $125
WWU / WCC Student: $50
WWU / WCC Student with Dogi: $99

For more information, contact Kulshan Aikikai by email: info@kulshanaikikai.org
phone: 223-9281
or stop by the dojo and speak to an instructor


10th Anniversary of Kulshan Aikikai
Celebration August 3-5 2012



Grand Opening Celebration Seminar with
Rev. Z. Okimura, 6th Dan, Shihan

Rev. Z. Okimura, Shihan lead our Grand Opening Celebration on November 22, 2008.

Okimura Shihan performed a dojo blessing as well as lead students in a seminar. Approximately 100 people joined in the blessing ceremony ans 22 participated in the seminar (which pretty much packed our somewhat small space). Yudansha traveled from Seattle and Oregon to join in our celebration and it was especially gratifying to have many of the original founding students of Kulshan Aikikai come back and celebrate with us. It was truly a special occasion.

Here's a link to pictures of the celebration


Winter Misogi 2009






Winter Misogi 2007
(Click on image to see rest of pics)


Winter Misogi 2006


Winter Misogi 2005