Our senior instructors trained with Saito Sensei in Iwama, Japan, and at his California seminars starting in the 70s and continuing through the 80s and 90s. This includes a number of classes he taught at our dojo in Oakland. Together with other students, they created a space in California for Aikido as taught by Saito Sensei. Our junior instructors are all 3rd Dan or above and have trained extensively in Aikido.
Aikido Institute is a non-profit. All of our instructors volunteer to teach Aikido at our dojo. Together, they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience on the mat, and are valuable dojo resources.