Siskiyou Aikikai is a traditional dojo offering instruction in
Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, and the Feldenkrais Method®. It was established
in 1983 by Darrell Bluhm and is affiliated with Birankai North America.
Chief Instructor Darrell Bluhm holds a degree of 6th dan (black belt) and
Shihan (master instructor) certification in Aikido and is a member of the
Birankai North America Senior Council. He is assisted in teaching by senior
instructor Cindy Eggers (5th dan, Shidoin). Bluhm holds a teaching
certificate from Master Choy Kam Man’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy of San
Francisco. He began studying Tai Chi with Master Choy in 1971 and has
taught Yang-style forms for over thirty years.
|Bluhm began his study of Aikido at U.C. Santa Cruz in 1970. In 1981 he became a student of Kazuo Chiba, Shihan, and a founding member of San Diego Aikikai. Chiba Sensei, a direct student of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, is the founder of Birankai International and former Chief Instructor of San Diego Aikikai. (More information about our Aikido affiliations can be found online at birankai.org.) A Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner CM since 1996, Bluhm offers private
Functional Integration® lessons as well as Awareness Through Movement®
lessons in a group class format.
A full schedule of ongoing classes is offered each week from Monday
through Saturday. Siskiyou Aikikai hosts weekend seminars each year with
various regional and local instructors, and members have access to many
training seminars in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. and beyond.
Siskiyou Aikikai boasts a membership that is diverse, dedicated,
supportive. People of all ages and backgrounds train together in
a spirit of
cooperation, commitment to personal growth, and appreciation for
others’ gifts and challenges. We invite you to come with
an open mind and
heart, and join us on the path of Aiki, “mind harmonious