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), and assistant instructors William
Wisdom and Ea Murphy (both 3rd dan, Fukushidoin). 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. Although retired, he continues to offer instruction and inspiration to Siskiyou Aikikai members and aikidoists worldwide at seminars and summer intensive trainings. (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
Saturday. Siskiyou Aikikai hosts weekend seminars each year with
regional and local instructors, and members have access to many
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