Aikido Bismarck - Dento Iwama Ryu - Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai USA
Aikido Bismarck - Dento Iwama Ryu - Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai USA
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Summer Seminar
with Stephanie Yap Sensei
July 25th - 26th, 2015
Bismarck, ND - USA

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Stephanie Yap Sensei Seminar at Aikido Bismarck, ND July 25-26, 2015

Aikido Bismarck is proud to host a summer weekend seminar with Stephanie Yap, dojo-cho of Aikido of South Florida.

Aikido of South Florida was founded by Stephanie Yap Sensei who has earned a 6th degree black belt and the Menkyo Kaiden in Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo, awarded to her by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan.

After graduating from the School of Engineering and Design in Miami, FL, Sensei Yap engaged in becoming a long term uchideshi (live in apprentice) to Morihiro Saito Sensei, one of the highest ranking and most prestigious aikidoists in the world. This initial training as uchideshi under Morihiro Saito Sensei has subsequently been enhanced by annual training sessions, accumulating numerous years spent living and training in Iwama, Japan.

Stephanie Yap Sensei and Jason Austad Sensei at Aikido of South Florida during Jason's Spring 2013 uchideshi training.

Throughout her many years of dedication and diligence to the Saito Family, Sensei Yap, a member of Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai, has achieved the honor of being the highest ranked female in the organization.

Stephanie Yap Sensei remains under the auspices of Hitohira Saito Sensei since the passing of Morihiro Saito Sensei in 2002 and continues teaching daily at her dojo, which she has been instructing for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively throughout the world providing seminars in Korea, Mongolia, France, Scotland, Germany and South America, to name a few, and for several years instructed the Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale Police Department, and the Fort Lauderdale S.W.A.T team in a series of seminars formatted towards their specific needs.

Yap Sensei is well known for her vigorous enthusiasm combined with her precise technical expertise. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an amazing two days of technical training regardless of affiliation or rank.

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Saturday 9:00am - 9:45am kids class
  10am - noon adult class
  noon - 2pm lunch break
  2pm - 4:00 adult class
  6:30pm - ? dinner / party
Sunday 9:00am - 9:45am kids class
  10am - noon adult class
  noon - 2pm lunch break
  2pm - 4:00 adult class

Some adjustments will be made to the schedule as weather permits to include outdoor weapons training as much as possible. Please bring your bokken and jo or contact us if you need to borrow them.


2-day seminar:

$100 - adults

$40 - kids (8-14y).

To Register

Email us with the following information:

Name, Address, Contact Phone #,
Current School Name, Affiliation, Rank.

If traveling to Bismarck, please indicate if you need a host.

For your convenience, Seminar fees may be paid ahead with Paypal or a credit card. Please email your registration information first and we will send you an invoice.

If you need information about local hotels or directions,
Contact Aikido Bismarck with questions.

Printable seminar information


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Asian scroll with takemusu aiki kanji.
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