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

Aikido Bismarck is proud to host a summer weekend seminar with Stephanie Yap, 7th Dan and 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.

Update: Yap Shihan has recently been promoted to 7th Dan by Hitohira Saito Soke, Congratulations!

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.

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 10am - noon adult keiko
  noon - 2pm lunch break
  2pm - 4:00 adult keiko
  6:30pm - ? dinner / party
Sunday 10am - noon adult keiko
  noon - 2pm lunch break
  2pm - 4:00 adult keiko

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

$75 - Full-time College or HS Students (attending adult classes)

To Register

Email us with the following information:

Name, Address, Contact Phone #, Current School Name, Affiliation, Rank. OR email/postal mail the Registration form PDF

Also, please download the liability form, review, sign, and bring it to the seminar or mail in advance.

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. If this is your preferred option, please email your registration information first to us and we will send you an invoice.

If paying the day of the seminar, please plan to pay with cash or check made payable to Aikido Bismarck.

Registration forms, liability forms and payment may be mailed to :

Aikido Bismarck
P.O. Box 2382
Bismarck, ND 58502

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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