About our Dojo
Multnomah Aikikai is a member dojo of Birankai North America, affiliated with Hombu dojo in Tokyo Japan. Our Birankai International organization was founded by T.K. Chiba Shihan, an original student of Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei. At our dojo, we strive to carry forward the values, vision and mission of Birankai North America. We actively coordinate activities with fellow dojos within our Northwest Region.
Multnomah Aikikai's training program is led by Birankai Certified Instructors. Our school's instructors represent over 100 years combined aikido experience. A strong core of senior members assist with classes, new member orientation and dojo development. Through many years of training together, our senior members enjoy strong camaraderie and imbue the dojo with a welcoming spirit toward new members.
The vision and mission of Multnomah Aikikai:
“To enrich the Portland Community through traditional instruction in the dynamic martial art of Aikido.”
“Multnomah Aikikai provides a method of personal development for people of all ages through traditional, practical and sincere training in the martial art of Aikido. Through dynamic martial engagement the body is awakened, the mind is sharpened and the spirit is nourished. We teach respect, patience and perseverance in an open, encouraging environment.”