Who else wants a great aikido celebration weekend with incredible instructors, fun people and beautiful surroundings?

Aikido'Ka 10th Anniversary Celebration

Michael Friedl Shihan,

Kimberly Richardson Sensei,

and Special Guests

March 10 - 12, 2017

Register Now

(When you register, just remove the items you don't want. It'll be obvious!)

Please join us for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. We're going to have an absolutely wonderful time. Two of the best people and instructors around will be teaching: Michael Friedl Shihan and Kimberly Richardson Sensei. We'll also have some other instructors who have been instrumental in making Aikido'Ka the terrific community it is.


Saturday morning Ian Isbell will do his shodan test. Ian's a great guy and a key member of the dojo. Saturday we'll have lunch at the dojo when there's a chance Friedl Shihan will perform a magic show. Saturday evening we'll have a big party/potluck.


Please join us. We're going to have a great time, with great aikido, and great friends.

Get Your $20 Discount for Registering by March 3, 2017

Register Now

(When you register, just remove the item you don't want. It'll be obvious!)

Michael Friedl Shihan is founder and chief instructor of Aikido of Ashland. He is Division Head for Division 2 of the California Aikido Association. He is also a previous President of the California Aikido Association. Friedl Shihan is Bloksberg Sensei's direct aikido teacher. Friedl Shihan is an extraordinary instructor who teaches aikido seminars throughout the world.

Friedl Shihan began his Aikido training in 1972 under Clyde Takeguchi Shihan in Madison, Wisconsin. Friedl Shihan became a live-in student (also michael 4known as a uchi deshi) for Takeguchi Sensei from 1975-1977 in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1978 Friedl Shihan established a dojo in Burlington, Vermont. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1979 and started a small aikido club. Friedl Shihan affiliated with Frank Doran Shihan in 1979 and has been a student of his since that time. Friedl Shihan was uchi deshi for Saito Shihan in Iwama, Japan from 1981-1983. There he studied weapons intensely and the Iwama style of weapons remains a strong influence in his weapons style to this day.

Kimberly Richardson is the founder and chief instructor of Two Cranes Aikido in Seattle, Washington where she teaches children, teens and adults. She began her training with Mary Heiny Sensei in 1978 and has studied throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, most notably with Motomichi Anno, Saotome and Ikeda Shihans, Terry Dobson and Tom Read Senseis. Kimberly Sensei received her 6th degree black belt from Mary Heiny Sensei.

In 2008 Kimberly Sensei founded a non-profit, TCI, an Institute that provides educational and embodied leadership programs in the Seattle community and beyond. Her goal is to share O'Sensei's principles and practices that cultivate peaceful solutions to conflict and encourage nonviolent action. Additionally, Kimberly Sensei has studied Tai Chi Chen for ten years and she is passionate about ballroom dancing. Watching children develop confidence and self-esteem on the Aikido mat is the inspiration for her first book, Gus Learns to Fly.

Register Now

(When you register, just remove the items you don't want. It'll be obvious!)

142 East McKnight Way
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-2727